ADHS invites you to meet Xander, Mia, and other young people unafraid of a future without nicotine. They are members of the Unvape Generation.
Built around videos featured on the ADHS YouTube channel and in social media posts, this new campaign encourages young people to share their healthy hobbies and why these don’t mix with vaping. This video allows parents to see the campaign’s overall messages.
Mia’s passion is skateboarding:
For Xander, it’s soccer:
You can search for the hashtag #Unvape to see these and share videos on social media platforms including Instagram, TikTok, Snapchat, Facebook, and YouTube. The website Unvape.org is designed to inform those ages 13 to 17 about the advantages of life without vaping or tobacco use.
Sheila Sjolander is the Deputy Director of Public Health Services overseeing the divisions of Preparedness, Licensing, and Prevention. Sheila has been serving as the Assistant Director for Prevention Services for the past 11 years. In this role, she oversees more than 60 public health programs, including injury prevention, maternal and child health, nutrition and physical activity, and chronic disease. In her 21 years at ADHS, Sheila has been a leader in integrating prevention programs, strategic planning, and the state’s work to reduce opioid overdoses. Sheila received her Master of Social Work degree from Temple University, and previously held strategic planning positions in Oregon and Wisconsin. Sheila received the Outstanding Achievement in Rural Women’s Health from the Arizona Rural Women’s Health Association in 2016, and the CHW Champion Award from the Arizona Community Health Worker Association in 2017.