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Study finds vaping prevention program significantly reduces use in middle school students

Middle school students in a group learning session. Photo by Getty Images.

January 29, 2020

In response to the youth vaping crisis, experts at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) developed CATCH My Breath, a program to prevent electronic cigarette use among fifth – 12th grade students. Research published in Public Health Reports reveals the program significantly reduces the likelihood of e-cigarette use among students who complete the curriculum.




Public health experts awarded funds to ‘get out the count’ for 2020 census

UTHealth announced it would be part of the Texas Communities Count initiative to support a complete 2020 Census count. (L to R: Kristina Mena, PhD; El Paso Mayor Dee Margo; Louis Brown, PhD; Denise Vasquez, MPH; and Sylvia Hernando. Photo by UTHealth).

January 14, 2020

To make sure historically undercounted populations along the Texas-Mexico border are included in the 2020 census, faculty at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) are joining forces with the U.S. Census Bureau, community health workers, and local organizations to launch a collaborative campaign in the El Paso region.


Researchers awarded $3.1 million to address vaping epidemic among youth

E-cigarettes have become the most commonly used tobacco product by U.S. adolescents.

December 17, 2019

As e-cigarette use by young people reaches epidemic proportions, researchers at UTHealth have received a $3.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to conduct the first-ever assessment on the long-term results of a nationwide nicotine vaping prevention program for youth called CATCH My Breath.







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