Let’s Talk: Youth Vaping & Marijuana Use

Lincoln Public Schools is partnering with School Community Intervention and Prevention (SCIP), Bryan Independence Center and the Lancaster Prevention Leadership Team to put on a series of valuable presentations about how to support the health and well-being of our community’s youth. 

Marijuana continues to be one of the most prevalent substances of abuse among our youth and teen vaping is increasing at alarming rates. Rebekah Willoughby, a public health educator with the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department and Deputy Jeremy Schwarz, a licensed drug recognition expert with the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office, will discuss:

  • The prevalence of youth vaping and marijuana use
  • The effects of these substances on the developing youth brain
  • Physical health effects of vaping and marijuana use
  • The role of marketing in vaping and various products that youth are using
  • Legal aspects
  • Signs of use
  • How to engage in conversations with youth about vaping and marijuana
  • Resources to further address prevention and early intervention of use.

Research shows that families and influential adults play the most important role in preventing youth substance use. As part of National Health Education Week, this presentation will provide education and awareness surrounding two growing youth substance use issues as a means to promote conversations and healthy decision making. 

If you are unable to join us at Southeast High School, Lincoln Public Schools will be broadcasting the event live on lps.org, or on the Lincoln Public Schools Facebook page. We hope to see you at this important event.

Published: October 20, 2019, Updated: October 20, 2019