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Steered Straight’s program reaches out to children, teens and young adults with a message of reality about life-choices and the importance of consequential thinking so that they understand that there are consequences to their actions.
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“Youth E-Cigarette and Vaping Prevention”
- The complete misunderstood fixation of the Vape and the JUUL by adolescents
- The susceptibility of the adolescent brain to this dangerous stimulant
- The systemic dangers to the brain and body that is completely underestimated
- The Tri-Fecta Gateway of Nicotine, Alcohol and Marijuana
A recent survey of kids resulted in 37% of kids stating they did not even know that it was nicotine they were inhaling when they were vaping this trendy little device – the JUUL.
25% of teens surveyed don’t even call what they’re doing, “Vaping”. They call it “JUULing” and they literally don’t consider it the same thing, and most don’t consider it dangerous. Many teens and young adults don’t even know they are inhaling an addictive substance – nicotine. These products don’t even have labeling informing the user that they contain nicotine until regulations are created and enforced.
Another GRAVE Danger is the ease with which kids can get Liquid THC, which many people mistakenly refer to as liquid marijuana. There are a plethora of website and kits to turn any and every e-liquid into a THC-liquid, and estimates of as much as 40% of all e-liquid devices confiscated by middle and high school students test positive for THC.
Now, much of America mistakenly believe that marijuana is harmless, and this in turn has misled youth to believe the same thing, but we are NOT talking about marijuana here. We are talking about a genetically-modified, commercialized, synthetic drug that is a super-high potency THC, and youth are ingesting it without ANY understanding of what it will do to the brain and body.
As with other activities, teenagers are prone to try new things with their friends, and that includes sharing vaping products that their friends may have bought. Many states don’t have age restrictions for vape purchases, so kids don’t believe that it’s even harmful to them.
- It can alter nerve cell functioning in teen development
- Each JUUL pod is equal to 200 cigarette puffs. That’s like smoking a PACK-A-DAY
- Vaping lowers the body’s ability to fight infections
- Chemicals in vape smoke causes “popcorn lung” and other bronchial problems
- Lithium ion-powered vapes can blow up
- Levels of nicotine are completely lacking ANY control or quality
- Metal particles and metal traces can be deadly
- Vapes also contain formaldehyde, embalming fluid, propylene glycol and other dangerous substances
- Pneumonia is a much higher risk for vape users
- Early studies link a much higher association to depression by vape users
- There is virtually no long-term scientific studies done and nearly every study indicating the safety of vapes, e-cigarettes and JUULs have been funded by the Industry
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What makes Steered Straight unique:
Steered Straight is much more than a visit – our “Back to the Classroom” year-long curriculum sets our program apart. The program kicks off with a dynamic presentation given by skilled, motivational speakers with real-life experience and poignant stories of consequence. We compliment the message with a daily, weekly, and monthly collection of education, interactive exercises, and prevention material.
What audience members will gain from these seminars and presentations:
- Better understanding about consequences of negative choices
- Thought provoking lessons about the lasting effects of poor decisions
- Real-life examples of consequences and poor choices
- Message resonates long after the assemblies and presentations are over
We deliver a message that will help children, especially teenagers, to:
- Question their assumptions about bullying, gangs, drug use and crime
- Analyze the social norms of the peers around them
- Develop a self-paradigm to live by rather than the social mirror so many of them use to gauge their direction
- Learn to rationally and intelligently make the right life choices
To steer youth toward making sound, rational decisions by creating a learning experience that provides them with a message of reality and helps them to make positive, informed choices.
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For Schools and Communities throughout America with unparalleled presenters carrying an in-depth message that resonates with students, staff and parents.
- Effective Student Assemblies
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- Gang Awareness & Prevention Program
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- Effective Student Curriculum
- Alternatives to Violence Program
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