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Blowing Smoke: What Parents Need to Know About Vaping

  • Redondo Beach High School Auditorium (map)

Please join us!

Beach Cities Health and South Bay Families Connected are excited to bring information about this important topic to our community. As always, parents throughout the South Bay are welcome, and there is no fee to attend. We do ask that you REGISTER in advance to reserve your spot. 


With 28% of 11th graders in the Beach Cities reporting smoking electronic cigarettes or vaping in the past 30 days, vaping has quickly become a growing concern for parents and health professionals alike. Join us for a panel discussion facilitated by Dr. Nicole Wesley, Executive Director of Student Services for Redondo Beach Unified School District. Hear from a variety of panelists, including Mark Hernandez from the Los Angeles County Office of Education, Brian Hurley, MD, MBA, DFASAM from the Los Angeles Department of Mental Health, Dr. Moe Gelbart from the Thelma McMillen Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center at Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Claire Haddad, Redondo Union High School Senior and BCHD Youth Advisory Council member, and Todd Schenasi, who will offer personal testimonials.


Free Childcare

 Childcare is provided by Beach Cities Health. Here's how you sign-up:
1) Click on this link: Here is the link:
2) Click on "register" and there is “Speaker Series PNO” on the drop down menu. 
3 You will then be prompted to complete the registration process.

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We're All in this Together

The Families Connected Speaker Series is provided in partnership with South Bay Families Connected and Beach Cities Health, and is co-sponsored by the Manhattan Beach Unified School District, the Redondo Beach Unified School District, and the Hermosa Beach City School District. We thank leadership at all three districts for their guidance in the selection of speaker series topics and presenters, as well as for generously housing the majority of the Speaker Series events. 

Earlier Event: October 24
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