Thank you to our Coalition member, Jill Frame, from Yarmouth High School for participating in this MaineHealth Vaping Prevention panel. She was joined by experts, Tina Pettengill (moderator) from MaineHealth, Kristen McAuley, Center for Tobacco Independence and Nikki Jarvais of Rinck Advertising. View their presentation below which highlights: What your teens likely already know about vaping and what young Mainers are telling our panelists about how they are using these products. You will also see some of the most common devices, receive tips from a local high school substance abuse counselor on how to talk to teens about vaping and get the latest information on Maine law regarding electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) and usage among Maine teens. Get your questions answered so you can be better prepared to talk to the teens in your life.
“Inside the eighth grade brain, the frontal lobe is growing and interconnecting. This is fantastic news, but patience is required: your child’s frontal lobe won’t reach full maturity and re-structuring until your child is 25 to 30 years old. So for the next 12 to 18 years, they’ll be lured toward risky acts they’re cognitively challenged to resist because they’re still heavily swayed by their limbic system, which is the emotional center of the brain.”
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Freeport Middle School participated in The Red Ribbon Campaign with the theme, “Life is Your Journey. Travel Drug Free.” Phyllis Latham, Mike McManus from the Freeport Maine Police Department and FMS coordinated a number of activities including showing prevention education videos during advisory, Freeport High School (Maine) students speaking to middle school students, student created infomercials and an aerial photo (thank you David Clock! and Freeport Fire Rescue) of all students dressed in red shirts standing in the shape of a Red Ribbon out on the ball field.
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is this Saturday! Please drop off your unwanted or expired medications (including pet medications!) to your local law enforcement agency from 10a-2p.