Serving Ada, Boise, Elmore, and Valley Counties



Vaping Education, Resources Available to Parents/Guardians

BOISE, June 17, 2024 – Central District Health is offering free virtual CATCH My Breath training sessions throughout the year. The next training will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, July 1. Parents and guardians will learn important facts about the youth vaping epidemic and discover resources available for their families to help reduce youth vaping.

CATCH My Breath is an evidence-based youth nicotine vaping prevention program that has been proven to reduce youth likelihood of vaping. It helps them build the skills they need to resist peer pressure and to identify the deceptive marketing tactics by big tobacco and vape companies. The program includes a parent education workshop that covers topics like:

  • How your child might be impacted by the epidemic
  • Common signs of vaping and nicotine addiction
  • How to identify e-cigarette and vaping products
  • Effective tips on talking with your child about vaping

According to the 2023 Idaho Youth Vaping and Tobacco Survey, 77% of Idaho youth reported seeing e-cigarette advertisements on social media, TV, and the internet.

E-cigarette use among teens and adolescents continues to rise. Data from the 2023 Youth Tobacco Survey shows that 10% of high school students and 4.6% of middle school students reported current use of e-cigarettes. 1 in 10 eighth graders reported vaping nicotine in the past month.

“The tobacco and vaping industry are constantly evolving, making it a challenge for parents and guardians to keep up with the emerging products and trends,” said Kati Chauvin, CDH health policy analyst. “We want to help parents build their toolbox, so they are equipped to have those important conversations with their child and to feel empowered about the critical role they have in preventing youth vaping. The goal is for every child to have a fair chance at building a future free from using nicotine products.”

Registration for the July 1 CATCH My Breath virtual session is open. Upcoming training and additional resources to promote a nicotine-free lifestyle and FREE support to help you quit at

About Central District Health

CDH, Public Health District IV, is one of seven public health districts within the state of Idaho, serving the counties of Ada, Boise, Elmore, and Valley. With a vision of Healthy People in Healthy Communities, CDH’s emphasis is on decreasing risk factors for chronic disease, improving quality of life and increasing the years of healthy life among residents.


Trent Young, Public Information Specialist
Office: 208-327-8525 | Cell: 986-224-1089 |
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Kati Chauvin, Health Policy Analyst – Tobacco & Vaping Prevention
Office: 208-954-7094 | |


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