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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


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 MST
GWH 167