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OFFICE OF STUDENT SAFETY & WELLNESS Keeping Families Informed A special thank you to Falls Church High School for hosting! Joining us tonight Dr. Nowak, Principal FCHS Mrs. Grenfell, Director of Student Services, FCHS Kelly

  1. OFFICE OF STUDENT SAFETY & WELLNESS Keeping Families Informed A special thank you to Falls Church High School for hosting!

  2. Joining us tonight ● Dr. Nowak, Principal FCHS ● Mrs. Grenfell, Director of Student Services, FCHS ● Kelly Rankin, Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist FCPS ● Colleen Lally, Assistant Principal FCHS ● Nikki Graham, School Psychologist (?) ● Carolina Dotel, Parent Liaison

  3. What’s out there ● Increased use of JUUL/ Smok/ similar devices on school grounds. ● Students in emergency medical situations ● Increased use of liquid THC (drug within marijuana which gives the “high” experienced by users) ● Increase in opioid overdose

  4. RISK FACTORS ● misconception that vaping is safe ● nicotine addiction ● peer pressure to use ● perception of use as the norm ● perception of low risk associated with use ● insufficient social skills/anxiety ● low self-esteem ● major transitions ● community exposure ● family history ● chaotic home environment ● undefined rules/expectations of use


  6. ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES ❖ Marketed to teens with flavored variations ❖ Use is high and rising among teens nationally ❖ On 2/21/19 Virginia Governor sign the bill to raise the age to 21, it goes into effect 7/1/19 ❖ Add concentrated THC/ hash oil ❖ Stronger high ❖ No telltale marijuana odor ❖ AKA- PVs (Personal Vaporizers) and ENDS (Electronic Nicotine Delivery System)

  7. How E-cigarettes Work E-cigarettes are designed to deliver nicotine without the other chemicals produced by burning tobacco leaves. Puffing on the mouthpiece of the cartridge activates a battery-powered inhalation device (called a vaporizer). The vaporizer heats the liquid inside the cartridge which contains nicotine, flavors, and other chemicals. The heated liquid turns into an aerosol (vapor) which the user inhales—referred to as “vaping.”

  8. JUUL How does JUUL work? JUUL devices heat up a cartridge containing oils to create vapor, which quickly dissolves into the air. The device is small enough to fit in a closed fist and has a sleek, tech-inspired design that resembles a USB flash drive. A single JUUL cartridge is roughly equal to a pack of cigarettes, or 200 cigarette puffs, Juulers against Juul l

  9. Vape “Juices”- Not aimed at adults trying to quit. Pay attention to the label!! Chemicals were not required to be labeled until 2018

  10. Nicotine Nicotine is a stimulant drug found in cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, and smokeless tobacco. • Nicotine is highly addictive; in fact, it is as addictive as heroin and cocaine. • Nicotine reaches the brain within 8 seconds of inhalation. • Its effects on the body include increased heart rate and blood pressure, increased alertness, and reduced appetite.

  11. How E-cigarettes Affect the Brain Similar to other nicotine products, Nicotine from e-cigarettes activates the brain’s rewards circuits and increases levels of a chemical messenger in the brain called dopamine. Pleasurable feelings caused by nicotine’s interaction with the brain’s reward circuit can cause a person to seek out and use nicotine again and again, despite the risks to their health. In other words,the reward center of the brain remembers pleasure. Which would you rather binge eat?

  12. WHAT’S IN E-CIG AEROSOL? • Benzo(ghi)perylene • Chlorobenzene • Cadmium • Propylene glycol • Acetone • Crotonaldehyde • Silicon • Glycerin • Acrolein • Propionaldehyde • Lithium • Flavorings (many) • Silver • Benzaldehyde • Lead • Nicotine • Nickel • Valeric acid • Magnesium • NNN • Tin • Hexanal • Manganese • NNK • Sodium • Fluorine • Potassium • NAB • Strontium • Anthracene • Titanium • NAT • Barium • Pyrene • Zinc • Ethylbenzene • Aluminum • Acenaphthylene • Zirconium • Benzene • Chromium • Acenapthene • Calcium • Xylene • Boron • Fluoranthene • Iron • Toluene • Copper • Benz(a)anthracene • Sulfur • Acetaldehyde • Selenium • Chrysene • Vanadium • Formaldehyde • Arsenic • Retene • Cobalt • Naphthalene • Nitrosamines, • Benzo(a)pyrene • Rubidium • Styrene • Polycyclic aromatic • Indeno(1,2,3-cd)pyr • Benzo(b)fluoranthe hydrocarbons ene ne Stanford University

  13. Federal Drug Administration (FDA) Involvement June 22, 2009 -The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (Tobacco Control Act), signed into law gives FDA authority to regulate the manufacture, distribution, and marketing of tobacco products. May 10, 2016 - FDA issued a final rule extending its tobacco product authority to all tobacco products (except for accessories of newly deemed tobacco products), including electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS)—such as e-cigarettes and vape pens—all cigars, hookah (waterpipe) tobacco, pipe tobacco, nicotine gels, and certain dissolvables. August 8,2016 , Must check ID’s for anyone under age 27, no free samples, sale not allowed in vending machines, manufactures are required to list ingredients April 24, 2018 new enforcement actions and a Youth Tobacco Prevention Plan to stop youth use of, and access to, JUUL and other e-cigarettes. Focus on access, taking action on flavored products, marketing, and educating. September 12, 2018 -Letters to JUUL, Vuse, MarkTen, blu e-cigs, and Logic giving them 60 days to come back with plans on how they’ll convincingly address the widespread use of their products by minors. November 15, 2018- announces plans to pursue the removal from the market of those ENDS products that are marketed to children and/or appealing to youth. f


  15. ALCOHOL TRENDS ❖ Drinking games ❖ Alco-Pop drink ❖ Alcohol and energy drinks ❖ Pocket Shots ❖ Boozie Bears ❖ Beer Bongs ❖ Vodka eye-ball shots ❖ Hand Sanitizer ❖ “Smoking” alcohol ❖ Palcohol- powdered ❖ Vodka Tampons ❖ Butt chugging

  16. Where are teens getting alcohol? Stealing alcohol from parents and refilling with water ❖ Older friend or sibling “knows someone” ❖ Pay someone to purchase alcohol ❖ Some parents host alcohol parties because they think it's safer and ❖ able to control amount of alcohol Preventive Measures ❖ Lock up alcohol in your home ❖ School activity such as sporting events and dances are common for teens to drink ❖ Parents should not host a alcohol party, its illegal

  17. Parent Perception Matters


  19. IT’S NOT THE 70S OR THE 80S! MARIJUANA CAN BE ADDICTIVE ❖ THC concentrations sky-rocketing! ❖ 1970s levels averaged 2.5% ❖ 2014 levels averaged 14.5%- with some strains containing 30% ❖ Translation: Almost 6X-12X Strong er Daily Use ❖ Dunedin Research (1970s at 2.5% THC) showed that daily use by teens can lower IQ by 8 points. Now 6-12X potency. ❖ 25-50% of daily teen users will become addicted



  22. CRACK OF MARIJUANA 80 – 90% THC • Green crack- wax • Ear Wax • Butane hash oil • Budder • Shatter • Hash oil caplets • Dab

  23. Marijuana and the Brain Marijuana use directly affects the brain — specifically the parts of the brain responsible for memory, learning, attention, decision making, coordination, emotions, and reaction time. What are the short-term effects of marijuana on the brain? Heavy users of marijuana can have short-term problems with attention, memory, and learning, which can affect relationships and mood. What are the long-term effects of marijuana on the brain? Marijuana also affects brain development. When marijuana users begin using as teenagers, the drug may reduce attention, memory, and learning functions and affect how the brain builds connections between the areas necessary for these functions. Marijuana’s effects on these abilities may last a long time or even be permanent. This means that someone who uses marijuana may not do as well in school and may have trouble remembering things.

  24. Parent Perception Matters


  26. NON-PERSONALLY PRESCRIBED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS ❖ Pill Parties.............................. ❖ Painkillers, depressants and stimulants ❖ Every day 2,500 youth age 12 to 17 abuse a pain reliever for the very first time in the U.S.

  27. Percocet Adderall Adderall Ritalin

  28. OPIOID EPIDEMIC • Class of Drugs used to manage pain – Heroin, Morphine, Codeine, and Opium • Federal Government: More people now die from drug overdose that car crashes each year • Naloxone/narcan: Counteract an opiate overdose According to The Journal of the American Medical Association ( JAMA)- Since 2000, 75% of opioid users started with prescription opioids. Please discard unused pain medication or lock them up. Fairfax County Police Stations have permanent drop boxes.

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