The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) joined Governor Parson, the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), and the Department of Public Safety recently to launch the “Clear the Air” youth vaping awareness campaign. “We are grateful to our educators across our state who face this issue head on each day,” says Commissioner of Education Margie Vandeven. “Providing both parents and educators resources to be better informed on the risks of vaping – and on how to identify vaping devices and the signs of their use – will give them greater support to address this issue with their students and children.”
Clear the Air Awareness Campaign Resources:
- Clear the Air toolkit – resources for educators, including youth-focused social media graphics and posters to print.
- Clear the Air PSA – 15 second youth-focused message
- StoptheVapeMissouri.org – website for youth
- Vaping and Cessation information from DHSS – see the “Teen Vaping Train-the-Trainer Webinar and Resources for Adults” section at the bottom of the webpage