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We hope you enjoyed the holiday season and are settling well into the New Year.This issue of the Educator features some timely articles on electronic cigarettes - how one Southern California community is addressing the growing trend among teens, and how instructors can think about incorporating e...
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A Creative Way to Address the Increase in Electronic Cigarette Use by Teens

An Example from Orange County, California

by Ryan Crowdis and Pamela Luna
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Emerging tobacco products such as electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes or e-cigs) and hookahs are quickly gaining popularity among youth. According to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), between 2011 and 2012, e-cigarette experimentation and use doubled among...
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Integrating E-Cigarette Content Into Project ALERT

by Pamela Luna
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Project ALERT Director’s note: Dr. Pamela Luna, a senior Project ALERT trainer, drafted the following suggestions to help instructors facilitate discussion about e-cigarettes into the established Project ALERT curriculum. As drug popularity and culture surrounding use fluctuates, it is important ...
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Monitoring the Future Releases Data for 2014

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The University of Michigan’s Monitoring the Future national survey of substance use among students in U.S. middle schools and high schools has released results from 2014. Overall, for 8th graders, use of alcohol, cigarettes, marijuana, and a number of other illicit drugs declined since the last ...
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How Are You Using Project ALERT?

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RAND is reviewing the state of the Project ALERT program, as well as how the program can be enhanced to meet the needs of educators and students. We want to learn from you! How are you using Project ALERT? What would you like to see changed or improved? Please consider participating in a br...
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