Work by AFAM Professor and Students Leads to New Tobacco Prevention Program

January 10, 2017

The Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth recently announced a new program aimed at educating middle and high school students about Other Tobacco Products--products such as electronic cigarettes and hookahs. The Dangers of Other Tobacco Products was conceptualized and developed by Aashir Nasim, PhD, a faculty member in the Department of African American Studies and the former Chair of the department. Nasim's research assistants, many of them AFAM students, assisted with pilot testing. Their hard work and dedication has come to fruition with the broader release of the Dangers of Other Tobacco Products program, which is now available to educators nationwide in the form of a downloadable teaching module.