The New Canaan Coalition is pleased to announce the 2022 substance use and misuse campaign focused on vaping. Last year the anti-vaping campaign was highly successful in utilizing a peer-to-peer model. In keeping with this model, educational materials were designed by New Canaan teens to inform our community about the dangers of vaping. This year, our community partners Chef Prasad, Club Sandwich, CT Sandwich, New Canaan Chicken, Press Burger, Rosie, Tony’s, and Zumbachs will feature stickers in the upcoming weeks designed by New Canaan teens on to-go bags and coffee cups.
This year, the Coalition expands its outreach to teens and families through posters in the playhouse window, social media platforms, and snail-mail. Be on the lookout for PSAs and postcards developed by New Canaan CARES Leadership students and New Canaan High School students.
New Canaan CARES holds the grant and coordinates the Local Prevention Council (LPC). In CT, each municipality has an LPC composed of stakeholders from twelve sectors whose goal is to increase public awareness of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug prevention with a primary focus on youth.