Meeting with Congressman Robert Woodall from Georgia District 7
Discussing issues affecting teens in Gwinnett County and possible solutions. We discussed banning flavors and Tobacco 21.
Lobbying in Washington D.C. with the American Heart Association
Meeting with Dr. Amrutia and Dr. Patel learning about the harmful effects of Vaping, the scary unknowns, and the expected chronic diseases after 10-15 years of vaping.
Joint Vaping Talk with Dr. Amrutia, Dr. Patel, & our partners Forsyth County Drug Awareness Council.
Meeting with Representative David Clark
X-Ray on the left is of a teen with collapsed lung. Green lines show empty space. X-ray on the right shows how a collapsed lung is treated with a chest tube inside the chest cavity.
Teen with pneumonitis/vaping related lung injury
Filming our 4 Module Train the Trainer Mini-Marketing Video
Late night filming our 4 Module Train the Trainer Program for ambassadors
Filming for the documentary "You Don't Know Nicotine" with Director Aaron Biebert
Meeting with Tammy Nicholson, the Director of Forsyth County Drug Awareness Council.
Forsyth County Drug Awareness Council Meeting
Meeting with Kenneth Haney, Health Advocate/Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program at Northside Hospital
Discussing all forms of tobacco with Kenneth Haney
Tobacco comes in many different forms and all with addictive nicotine
Pharmacist, Alanna Breckenridge, teaching the Vaping-Attention To Prevention team
Breathing through a straw simulates how hard it is to breathe with COPD
Skittle exercise: Your tongue only picks up a few basic senses. The flavors your tongue tastes are sugar, salt, acid or base, spicy, and umami (meaty flavors). The skittle exercise shows that taste is 70% due to smelling with your nose.
Lucas and Juan learning about the bronchial tree
An inflamed and constricted bronchial with mucous from COPD damage
COPD transition of care team
Lucas and Marco learning about tar
One years worth of tar in smokers lungs
Healthy lung vs unhealthy lung
Vaping-Attention To Prevention presentation at Northside Hospital Forsyth
Georgia Vaping-Attention To Prevention team from Buford High School
Credit: Obtained from Tobacco Free Allegheny
Pneumothorax or Collapsed Lung
Pneumothorax or Collapsed Lung
CT scan showing popcorn lung. Vaping induces damage to the smallest airways, coughing, and shortness of breath. Popcorn lung is caused by the flavorings found in e-juice.
There is currently not enough research to say vaping can cause COPD. However, initial research, has suggested a link between vaping and COPD.
Truth Initiative Meeting
Meeting with Mr. Vincent Irving and planning a tobacco/E-cigarette Youth summit in Gwinnett County!
Ambassador Elaina Ellis presenting and networking at TNStrong Youth Summit June 2019
Meeting with Gwinnett Citizen
Elaine Ellis, ambassador from Tennessee, making new friends at the TN Strong Tobacco Youth Summitt
Dr. Madeline Ellis at the Tennessee Tobacco Youth Summit
Meeting with our mentor Mr. Lloyd
Discussing the Train the Trainer program and our upcoming science lab!
One of our ambassadors, Elaina Ellis, participating in the Tennessee Tobacco Youth Summit