The public is invited to attend an open forum and panel discussion by Hamilton County Public Health (HCPC) at Loveland High School on November 21, 6 p.m. The main theme of the event is nicotine addiction, which will be discussed by a panel of experts:
- Dr. Steve Feagins, Medical Director of HCPH
- Tobacco Specialist Jessica Skelton from HCPH
- Loveland School Resource Officer Jesse Moore
- PreventionFIRST Prevention Specialist Lauran Houshel from Americorps Public Allies
Moderator of the event is Loveland High School Senior William Heard.
Topics of the discussion will include how nicotine addiction differs in adults and children; the biological and physiological changes that occur when a person becomes addicted; where nicotine is found; the increased use of e-cigarettes; education around addiction prevention; and policy work done at various levels to combat nicotine use and addiction. A question-and-answer session will follow the panel discussion.
The event, which is free to the public, will be held in the Loveland High School Auditorium. It will also be live streamed on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/HamCoHealth/
The events flyer can be downloaded below.