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Vaping Myths and Misconceptions

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

In continuation to our “To Vape or Not to Vape: That is the Question” chapter chat, we are excited to announce our latest chat on vaping myths and misconceptions. In this chat, we aim to understand the basics of vaping and e-cigarettes, recognize how prevalent vaping is among teens and pre-teens, recognize the influence of vape culture online, discuss possible techniques for helping teens quit vaping and demonstrate the Quitline referral process. This conversation will be led by Valerie Gribben, MD, FAAP.

Meet Our Speaker!

Valerie Gribben, MD, FAAP

Dr. Valerie Gribben is a Fellow of the AAP, a member of the Northern California AAP Committee on Substance Use and Prevention, and an elected member of the AAP Tobacco Consortium. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at UCSF who works primarily at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, the county safety-net hospital.  From 2017-2020, she worked with Dr. Jyothi Marbin as the physician lead for UCSF’s Clinical Effort Against Secondhand Smoke Exposure (CEASE), training over 300 pediatricians across California to treat tobacco dependence in both teens and parents.  In 2020, as a Principal Investigator, she was awarded an “Emergency COVID-19 Research Seed Funding” grant from the Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program of California (TRDRP) to study the effects of the COVID-19 shelter-in-place orders on the vaping habits of California teenagers.  She is currently working with Dr. Pamela Ling of UCSF on an innovative grant, “Social Media Intervention to Stop Nicotine and Cannabis Vaping Among Adolescents,” funded through the TRDRP. Beginning in 2020, she was named, along with Dr. Seth Ammerman, as an inaugural AAP E-Cigarette Chapter Champion for District 1.