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Attention Salt Lake County 7th -12th graders and teachers

Salt Lake County Health Department is hosting the Kick Ash Film Festival to bring attention to the dangers of vaping/e-cigarette use. Cash prizes for winning entries.

Dear Health, Science, or Film/Media Teacher:

E-cigarette use (“vaping” or “juuling”) among Salt Lake County youth has increased 500% in the last eight years—a statistic we need to change.

Because we know youth respond better to messages from their peers, the Salt Lake County Health Department is again hosting the Kick Ash Film Festival where Salt Lake County youth in grades 7–12 can win cash and prizes for creating a 30-to-60-second original short film.

This year’s theme, as determined by the teens in Salt Lake County’s Healthy Teen advisory group, is Huff, Puff, Hooked. Submitted shorts should focus on the dangers of vaping/e-cigarette use or the negative influences driving youth e-cigarette use. Film submissions will be accepted from January 2–February 27, 2020, but we encourage youth to get started now.

We have included two festival posters and ask you to please display them in appropriate areas of your school or classroom. We also encourage you to consider including this opportunity as an extra-credit assignment or incorporating it into your curriculum or an upcoming lesson.

Festival Details:

More information is available at SaltLakeHealth.org/tobacco. Thank you for helping youth make a positive difference in the fight against underage tobacco.

Julia Glade
Health Educator 

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