According to 2015 YRBS data, 23.7% of MA high school students have vaped in the past 30 days. This number is 9 times higher than adult use. In addition, 44.8% of high school youth reported ever having tried vaping.
The former Surgeon General of the United States knows what is up. In 2016, he published a large study in order to demystify the harm associated with vaping. The problem is, many people still don’t know the correct information about vaping, even though good facts are available. The Surgeon General works for the federal government and they have the role of being the leading spokesperson on all matters of public health in the U.S.. Pretty big deal. So we need to do something about it.
Chances are that your community has been seeing this issue creep up, and you want to take action on it. There’s no time like the present!
There are so many myths that people have about vaping, and we want to educate people about what is actually true or not. That’s your task: GET OUT WHAT THE SURGEON GENERAL SAYS. Your audience is your peers in high school, so keep that in mind as you plan. The more creative you can be, the better! Check out the details for the activity and work with your Chapter to get the truth out.
To thank you for your dedication to this work, we will be providing a pizza party to all Chapters who complete the activity! Once you have successfully gotten out what the Surgeon General says, post pics on our social media using #SurgeonGeneralSays and send them in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Email us to tell us where and when you want pizza delivered for 30 people, and start planning your party! Only from now until May 31, 2018.