Speaker Series

Vaping UPDATE

Important New Research & Current Trends

Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 6:30pm

DHS Performing Arts Center
​310 North McDonough Street, Decatur, Georgia 30030

Parents, any use of products containing nicotine by youth is unsafe. Nicotine is highly addictive, especially during teen years when the developing brain is very vulnerable.

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Laura Searcy MN, APRN, PPCNP-BC, FAANP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Marietta Neonatology

Chair of the Board
Cobb Community Alliance to Prevent Substance Abuse

2017-2018 President
National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners

Research indicates the secondary reinforcing effect of nicotine use in teens can lead not only to other tobacco product use including combustible cigarettes but also to other substance misuse, as well as reducing their ability to take pleasure from other activities in the absence of nicotine.

This presentation will examine the newest evidence and current trends in youth nicotine use. Laura will also tell us what we can do if we suspect our teen is using nicotine products (e.g. JUUL). ​

This complimentary presentation is sponsored by
Decatur Parents Network, a sub-committee of the DHS Parent Teacher Student Association