A woman holds a Puff Bar flavored disposable vape device in New York in a previous year. The New Canaan Coalition has launched its 2021 substance abuse campaign, with a focus on vaping. The campaign is utilizing a peer to peer model with educational material designed by New Canaan High School students to educate others about the dangers of vaping.

The New Canaan Coalition has launched its 2021 substance abuse campaign, with a focus on vaping.

The campaign is utilizing a peer to peer model with educational material designed by New Canaan High School students to educate others about the dangers of vaping.

“We are using the language the students developed because they know best how to reach their peers and share this vitally important information.” New Canaan CARES Education, and Program Coordinator, Stacey Walker said.

Community partners: Dante’s, Joe’s Pizza, Pinocchio Pizza, and Vicolo Pizza & Trattoria will be using pizza boxes designed by high school students over Super Bowl weekend.

Zumbach’s coffee cups will feature anti-vaping stickers that the Coalition’s Youth Advisory Committee designed. These stickers will also be featured on take out bags from a growing list of eateries including: Club Sandwich, New Canaan Chicken, Tony’s Deli and CT Sandwich.

New Canaan CARES holds the grant, and coordinates the Local Prevention Council (LPC). In Connecticut, each municipality has a LPC composed of stakeholders from 12 sectors, whose goal is to increase public awareness of alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention with a primary focus of youth.

Contact Stacey Walker at: [email protected], or 203-966-7862 for more more information.

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