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Thursday, February 20 • 9:00am - 10:15am
An Evidence Based Approach to the Prevention of Tobacco and Vaping Use

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This session includes the review of 2 new school-based tobacco and vaping prevention programs from Alberta Health Services.Participants will learn:- New trends in and prevalence of tobacco and vaping use for school-aged youth- Components of an effective prevention program- How to implement The Academy for Tobacco Prevention, including the card game Shadows of the Academy- Recent evaluation results for The Academy for Tobacco Prevention- How to implement a newly developed Virtual Learning Experience for grades 7-9 Health and Life Skills- Preliminary evaluation results for the new Virtual Learning Experience

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Gail Foreman

Gail Foreman BScN RN CTEGail is the Central Zone Tobacco Reduction Specialist based in Red Deer, AHS Central Zone Public Health in Health Promotion.She is a registered nurse and a certified tobacco educator.  The last 32 years of 42 year career as a registered nurse has been working... Read More →
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Darrel Melvin

Darrel Melvin, M.Ed. RRT CRE CTE is a registered respiratory therapist, certified respiratory educator, certified tobacco educator based in Red Deer, Alberta. He has a background working in different areas of respiratory health care ranging across acute care, community based chronic... Read More →


Thursday February 20, 2020 9:00am - 10:15am
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