Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Webinar: Understanding and Preventing E-Cigarette Use Among Youth

CSN Webinar
December 12, 2019
2:00 - 3:00 pm ET
Understanding and Preventing Electronic Cigarette Use Among Youth
Thursday, December 12, 2019
2:00 - 3:00 pm ET
Electronic cigarettes (“e-cigarettes,” “e-cigs,” “vapes,” “e-hookahs,” “vape pens,” and “electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS),” are experiencing widespread use among American youth. E-cigarette poisonings among children and youth are a concern for health care providers, parents, poison specialists, tobacco control practitioners, educators and others. According to the Centers for Disease Control, in 2018, more than 3.6 million U.S. middle and high school students used e-cigarettes in the past 30 days, including 20.8% of high school students and 4.9 % of middle school students. (1)

National attention has recently focused on vaping-related lung injury. As of November 13, 2019, 2,172 cases of e-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated lung injury (EVALI) have been reported to CDC from 49 states (all except Alaska), D.C., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Forty-two related deaths have been confirmed in 24 states and D.C. (2) Other injury-related consequences of electronic cigarettes include acute nicotine exposure among children and youth caused by swallowing, breathing or absorbing e-cigarette liquid as well as fires and explosions caused by defective e-cigarette batteries, some of which have resulted in serious injuries. (3)

This webinar will be opened with remarks from moderator Angela Marr, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Dr. Diane Calello of the New Jersey Poison Information and Education System (NJPIES) will describe the extent of the problem by sharing national data from the AAPCC (American Association of Poison Control Centers) and and discuss the toxicity of electronic cigarettes, including the poisoning risks to young children and adolescents. Jennifer Folkenroth of the American Lung Association will provide an overview of electronic cigarettes and present effective strategies to prevent e-cigarette use among youth.

This webinar is geared to maternal child health leaders, injury prevention practitioners, educators, youth-focused organizations, and the public.
Diane Calello, MD. Dr. Calello is the Executive and Medical Director of the New Jersey Poison Information and Education System (NJPIES) in Newark, NJ and an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. She obtained her BA from the College of William and Mary, MD from New Jersey Medical School, and completed all post-graduate training at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She is board-certified in pediatrics, pediatric emergency medicine, medical toxicology and addiction medicine. Dr. Calello has presented and published on a variety of topics in clinical toxicology, and has a background in epidemiology, health measurements and database research. Her areas of specific interest include pediatric consequences of the opioid epidemic, public health implications of medicinal and retail cannabis programs, health implications and management of environmental lead poisoning, and public health response and investigation of toxic illness. This includes the most recent outbreak of vaping-associated pulmonary injury, the toxicosurveillance for which is being conducted by NJPIES in conjunction with state and federal agencies.
Jennifer Folkenroth, BA, CTTS. Ms. Folkenroth is the American Lung Association’s National Senior Director for Tobacco Programs, leading efforts nationwide in ending the epidemic of e-cigarette product use among our youth. In 2004, Jennifer started her career as a Tobacco Treatment Specialist and received her certification from the Mayo Clinic in December 2006. Over the past 15 years, Ms. Folkenroth has assisted over 1,000 youth and adult tobacco users in successfully breaking free from their lifelong addiction. In her current role, Jennifer serves as the lead on all national tobacco control partnerships addressing education, awareness, community mobilization and behavior modification program development, implementation and management. Jennifer is also a member of the Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence (ATTUD), an organization of providers dedicated to the promotion of and increased access to evidence-based tobacco treatment for the tobacco user. Before joining the American Lung Association, Jennifer was employed in a healthcare system providing nicotine addiction and tobacco treatment counseling in clinical and community-based settings. She is very passionate about developing, implementing, and enhancing the delivery of programs that will ultimately support healthier tobacco free lifestyles throughout the communities served. 
Angela Marr, MPH. Ms. Marr is the Branch Chief, Program Implementation and Evaluation Branch, in the Division of Injury Prevention (DIP) in CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. In this role, she provides leadership to bridge science and practice in an effort to move the field of violence and injury prevention forward and leads a diverse portfolio of work that includes surveillance, data and economic analysis, information technology, policy research, evaluation, and technical assistance to state health departments. Prior to serving as the Branch Chief, Angela was Branch Chief for the Practice Integration and Evaluation Branch in the Division of Analysis, Research and Practice Integration. In this role, she led a multi-disciplinary group of professionals providing expertise in public health practice, surveillance, evaluation and research. Ms. Marr began her career in injury prevention at the state and local level working for the Alabama and Oklahoma State Departments of Health before joining CDC as an epidemiologist. She has a background in surveillance and program implementation. Ms. Marr received her MPH in Epidemiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health in 1996. Angela is an active member of the Children’s Safety Network Alliance (CSN-A). Ms. Marr will moderate this webinar.