NOTE: This webinar was presented in March, but due to popular demand and updates in the field, we are providing an updated version of this webinar.
While student use of tobacco cigarettes has consistently and significantly decreased in the past 15 years, there are new and emerging products for smoking and tobacco intake that complicate the youth education arena. This webinar will provide information on these emerging trends in tobacco use among young people, providing an overview of the products, current legislation and examples of campaigns that are taking action in the province. We will describe the alternative products and how they relate to tobacco use among young people, specifically looking at water pipes, vapes (or e-cigarettes) and “smokeless” forms such as chew and snus, as well as the role of flavouring in creating a market among novice users. We will consider the issues surrounding youth interest in and access to these products and the challenge faced by health educators to respond to this changing landscape.
This webinar will be updated to provide information on the federal governments promise to introduce plain and standardized packaging (PSP) into the market. We will go over what this means and why it matters. We will also be joined by two guests who will speak about Freeze the Industry’s upcoming campaign on PSP.
(Registration ends Nov 10)
This webinar is co-hosted by:
Patricia Scott-Jeoffroy, Parent Action on Drugs
Patricia is a Peer Education Associate with PAD and a Health Promotion Consultant with HC Link. She has 25 years of experience in the addictions field to assist in the creation of prevention initiatives. She began her career as an addiction counselor before coordinating a withdrawal management unit. She also led substance abuse prevention programs in health services and has experience working within the criminal justice system. She has a MA in Leadership from the University of Guelph. Patricia lives in Toronto and loves to travel with her husband and two teenage daughters.
Kristy Ste Marie, Youth Advocacy Training Institute
Kristy is an Ontario certified teacher with over 12 years experience working with youth and young adults. Kristy also holds a certification in Positive Youth Development from Queen’s University. As an educator Kristy has a long-standing history of designing lessons and curricula that appeal to multiple learning styles for diverse youth populations from elementary-aged children to young adults. Kristy is the Acting Manager for the Youth Advocacy Training Institute (YATI), a program of the Ontario Lung Association. Kristy holds four certifications from the Ontario Tobacco Research unit on Prevention, Protection, Cessation, and Evaluation. She is a certified N-O-T on Tobacco youth smoking cessation trainer with the American Lung Association. Kristy is also TEACH trained and has completed both her Core (Core Course: A Comprehensive Course on Smoking Cessation - Essential Skills and Strategies) and Speciality Courses (Specialty Courses: Tobacco Interventions for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Populations and Tobacco Interventions for Youth and Young Adults).
Vicki Poulios, Youth Advocacy Training Institute
Vicki has been working in education, community development, and health promotion for ten years, with a focus on tobacco control for the last four. She works with YATI as a Trainer and Consultant, and previously, as an Acting Manager and Community Education Specialist. She has also worked as a Manager of an Aboriginal Tobacco Program with Cancer Care Ontario. Vicki has a Masters Degree in Adult Education from OISE at the University of Toronto.