Massachusetts PTA through the Health Safety and Wellness Committee has partnered with the Coalition Against Vaping eCigarettes (CAVE) to protect our children from the dangers of Vaping. Please share the school based survey with your teachers, principals, counselors and school nurses so that we can better determine the needs at your school. (Link to Survey)
COVID-19 has created novel challenges related to vaping and the use of other tobacco products by adolescents. This evaluation assesses the extent of the vaping crisis among your students at a time when this problem is less visible to school administrators. This research can help identify what resources your school needs to best assess and address this problem.
Some pediatricians in Massachusetts suspect that boredom and isolation related to COVID-19 exacerbate the problem of youth vaping, and data indicate that COVID-19 diagnoses are five times more likely for those students who vape.
In the Fall of 2019, Massachusetts banned the sale of all flavored tobacco products. Your responses will help with enforcement of this policy, and may lead to student advocacy and protective legislative efforts in Massachusetts.
Student Vaping Survey
Parents/Guardians/Adults Vaping Survey
The Massachusetts PTA Health, Wellness and Safety committee is holding a webinar on Vaping on April 28, 2020. The webinar will be presented by experts in the field along with that assistance of the members of the Health Committee.
The Massachusetts PTA Health, Safety, and Wellness Committee would like your answers and thoughts on Vaping. This information will assist us in providing webinar content that will focus on fact and that will address your concerns.
The mission of the Health, Safety, and Wellness Committee of the Massachusetts PTA believes that All Massachusetts children and families should be safe and live in an environment that promotes Health, Well-being, Confidence, and Security. To this end, the Massachusetts PTA will explore, promote, and develop relationships and partners to assist with this purpose.
The mission of the Massachusetts PTA and the National PTA is to make every child’s potential a reality by engaging and empowering families and communities to advocate for all children. This mission is accomplished with collaboration, commitment, diversity, respect, and accountability in partnership with you.
Jackie Coogan, Chair of the Health, Safety, and Wellness Committee and the committee members are available to you for your questions, concerns and accomplishments! We want to hear from you!
The Health, Safety, and Wellness Committee is open to everyone, student and adult, who believes in the mission of the committee. If you are interested in the wonderful things that the committee is doing or just would like to speak about a particular topic, please send an email to email@example.com. We would particularly love to have more students on the committee as they are the voice of the future.
Included in this email are two surveys; one for students and one for parents/guardians/adults. Sharing this email will give others the opportunity to respond to the survey!
The results of these surveys are anonymous and no personal information will be collected. Please click the link that is for your age group to start the survey.