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‘What Every Parent Must Know About Teen Vaping’ Feb. 8th

“What Every Parent Must Know About Teen Vaping”

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“In Plain Sight”, Interactive Viewing Display

FREE Community Health Forum for Parents/Guardians, Teachers and Community Health Care Providers

Thursday, February 8, 2018
Caron Theatre, Medford High School
6:30 pm

Featuring Dr. Alan Woolf and Maureen Buzby

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Join us to learn about e-cigarettes (or vaping), how teens are using these devices, why parents should be concerned and why health experts consider this to be a national health problem. Learn about the research showing teens who vape nicotine tend to transition to smoking cigarettes within a year.

The presentation will be followed by an interactive viewing display, “In Plain Sight.” Adults will tour a teen bedroom and learn how to identify hidden signs of substance use and abuse and risky teen behaviors.

Dr. Woolf is a Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School (HMS) and an attending physician at Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH). He is a board-certified pediatrician, medical toxicologist, and researcher, having authored or co-authored more than 250 scientific publications. Dr. Woolf is currently the Director of the Pediatric Environmental Health Center (PEHC) at BCH and the Region 1 New England Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (PEHSU). He also serves as the Director for the fellowship training program in pediatric environmental health at BCH and HMS. He was named the hospital’s Associate Chief Medical Education Officer in 2015. He has served the Melrose School District as its school physician consultant for more than 20 years.

Maureen Buzby is the coordinator for the Regional Tobacco Prevention Program serving Malden, Medford, Melrose, Reading, Stoneham, Wakefield, and Winchester. She is responsible for enforcing retail tobacco regulations, monitoring sales to minors, promoting education and awareness of current tobacco and nicotine product trends, as well as exposing the tactics used by Big Tobacco to encourage youth use. Maureen also works with municipal officials to advocate for the adoption of local tobacco regulations aimed at reducing youth access to these potentially harmful, addictive tobacco and nicotine substances.

Parents and Guardians of students in the Medford Public Schools are strongly urged to attend this important and informative seminar.