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The Teen Vaping Epidemic

A Conversation with a National Expert

Presented by United Way of Treasure Valley, Tobacco Free Idaho Alliance, and Eta Sigma Gamma

Why - Compelling local fact: According to the Idaho 2017 Youth Risk Behavior Survey, nearly half of all high school students (41%) have use an electronic vapor product at least once in their lifetime.  (found on page 19 of 2017 Idaho Youth Risk Behavior Survey: A Healthy Look at Idaho Youth )

What: Dr. Bonnie Halpern-Felsher will present information on e-cigarettes and youth nicotine use to parents and families to engage them in an educational and eye-opening discussion. Dr. Halpern-Felsher will speak for 45 minutes, then answer your questions for the last 15; we may run over on time. Teens and parents welcome!

When: Monday, September 23rd, 7-8pm

Where: Boise State Student Union Building, Jordan B


Your RSVP is encouraged as space is limited. Sign up here


About Dr. Bonnie Halpern-Felsher

Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, PhD, is a Professor in the Division of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Stanford University. As a developmental psychologist with additional training in adolescent and young adult health, her research has focused on social, environmental, cognitive and psychosocial factors involved in health-related decision-making, perceptions of risk and vulnerability, health communication, and risk behavior. Funded by the NIH and many foundations, her research has focused on understanding and reducing adolescent tobacco use, alcohol and marijuana use, and risky sexual behavior.  She is a core member in the UCSF Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education, a Co-Project Leader/Co-PI for the NIH and FDA-funded UCSF Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science (TCORS), and a Co-PI for the new UC Merced Cannabis and Nicotine Policy Center.  Dr. Halpern-Felsher’s research and committee work and her over 100 publications have been instrumental in setting policy at the local, state, and national level. She has served as a consultant to a number of community-based adolescent health promotion programs and has been an active member on several national campaigns to understand and reduce adolescent risk behavior. She has also served on six Institute of Medicine committees, and contributed to three Surgeon General Reports, all focused on reducing adolescent risk behavior and promoting health. She is the founder and executive director of the Stanford Tobacco Prevention Toolkit.


For more information, visit the following:

CNBC’s report. Vaporized: America’s E-cigarette Addiction

Stanford University's Tobacco Prevention Toollkit