September 2022


This month ITAT was busy getting the school year off to a great start! Our ITAT youth started off the month with club rush activities and shared with their classmates and peers the mission of ITAT and what they do. ITAT also had an educational booth at Poly Days at Thanksgiving Point on September 2,3, and 5. At this booth we shared with the Polynesian community vaping/tobacco education resources, tobacco quit line information, and we showed our shadow boxes to educate everyone on how easily vapes can be disguised as school supplies. We also had a spinning wheel for participants to answer vaping questions for the chance to win a prize. 

On September 23rd, we held our annual ITAT Presidencies Leadership Conference. At this conference ITAT students participated in mental health and vaping workshops, learning about coping mechanisms, mental health first aide, and the dangers of vaping and tobacco use. The theme of the conference was "Lend a Helping Hand" and ITAT youth were trained in advocacy skills to use when their peers have struggles with mental health and substance use. 


                       Tobacco in the News: 

Vaping can cause: lung injury. This can manifest as:

  • Rapid onset of coughing.
  • Breathing difficulties.
  • Weight loss.
  • Nausea and vomiting.
  • Diarrhea.

Tobacco Resources:

MY LIFE MY QUIT: is a new service available to teens, to assist them in quitting the highly addictive nicotine products that comprise the teen vaping epidemic. All they need to do is text "Start My Quit" 855-891-9989 to talk or text with a quit coach to cheer them on in their journey of quitting!

You can always call 1-800-QUIT-NOW to get help on quitting!


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