Margie Daniels, Executive Director
467 Main St.
Wakefield, MA 01880
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019
Media Contact: Kelsey Bode
Email: [email protected]
Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth to Host Conference on Teen Vaping at Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School in Easton
WAKEFIELD — Executive Director Margie Daniels is pleased to announce that Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth will be hosting a professional development conference on youth vaping next week at the Southeastern Regional Technical Vocational High School in Easton.
The daylong conference entitled, “New Information, Heightened Concern: Halting the Vaping Epidemic” will feature several speakers from a variety of fields who will talk about the dangers of youth vaping and the impacts it can have on students.
The conference is free to attend and is open to educational, public safety and public health professionals.
Tuesday, Nov. 12, from 8:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School, 250 Foundry St., South Easton
- Margie Daniels, Executive Director, Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth
- Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz
- State Senator John F. Keenan
- Cynthia J. Grondin, Ph.D., Department of Biology, North Carolina State University
- Lester Hartman, M.D., MPH, FAAP, Westfield-Mansfield Pediatric Association
- State Representative Danielle Gregoire
- Jamie Gaynes, MPH, Government Relations Specialist, Boston Children’s Hospital
- Robert Ferullo, Esq., Ret. Woburn Chief of Police
- Catherine Dhingra, MS, CPS, Director, Wakefield Unified Prevention Coalition
- Mary Cole, MPH, CHES, Program Coordinator, Greater Boston Tobacco-Free Community Partnership, Bay State Community Services
- Nanette Vitali, MS, Contract Manager, Center for Tobacco Treatment and Training, Division of Preventative and Behavioral Medicine, UMASS Medical School
Due to a recent nationwide outbreak of lung injuries and deaths associated with vaping, Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has called for a temporary statewide ban on the sale of all vaping products.
Massachusetts is the first state in the U.S. to issue this type of ban, which includes all tobacco and marijuana vaping products and devices.
The conference includes perspectives, discussions and panels from medical and public health experts, law enforcement members and legislators.
“By hosting this conference we can bring a number of experts from a variety of fields together in the same room to share their expertise and guidance on this extremely important issue,” Daniels said. “We hope that those who attend will then go back to their respective schools, departments and offices and put what they have learned to good use in their communities.”
About the Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth, Inc
Massachusetts Partnerships for Youth, Inc. is a non-profit 501.c(3) organization that provides training, fosters collaboration, and develops programming to increase the health and safety of students. MPY is committed to bringing cutting-edge information and high quality trainings to our constituents and endeavors to provide solution-oriented, community-based, multi-disciplinary approaches to reducing and ideally eliminating risky behaviors for youth. The nonprofit is governed by a Board of Directors made up of school superintendents, police and fire chiefs, and other community leaders who work closely with MPY staff to deliver this mission.
To learn more, visit www.mpyinc.org.