ICYMI: According to a recent study in JAMA Pediatrics, 45% of teens who vape want to quit. These teens need help and support to quit successfully, but they may not feel ready to enroll in a traditional cessation program. Plus, it’s hard to face a problem that started socially… alone.

Join us for a sneak preview into a social-first, teen-first, vaping-first intervention developed in partnership with Hopelab, UCSF, and Rescue Agency. Through peer support groups on Instagram, we educate teens on quitting, provide behavioral and cognitive coping tools to make quitting easier, and connect them with social support from other teens who are trying to quit.

In this 1-hour webinar, you'll learn:

  • Insights about what we’ve learned from teens who vape and want to stop.
  • The science behind social-media-based interventions.
  • How to apply an Instagram-based approach to cessation education.


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Danielle Ramo, Ph.D.
Senior Director of Research, Hopelab

Dr. Danielle Ramo is a licensed clinical psychologist, researcher in digital mental health, and senior director of research at Hopelab, a social innovation lab designing science-based technologies to support adolescent health. She is also adjunct faculty at UC San Francisco leading a program of research in teen vaping and digital mental health. She has published over 85 peer-reviewed publications and multiple book chapters in substance use and mental health, and speaks and writes widely about teen mental health in the digital age. Read more on her blog “From Z to Alpha” for Psychology Today, at, and @danielleramo.


Michelle Bellon
VP Growth & Strategy, Rescue Agency

Michelle Bellon has led over 100 behavior change initiatives including evidence-based and therapy-centered programs. She has led communications work across the full range of tobacco control, ranging from teen prevention, to smoke-free policy, to adult cessation at the federal, state and local levels.

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Pamela Ling, MD, MPH
Professor, Department of Medicine
Director, Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education, University of California San Francisco

Dr. Pamela Ling is a general internist and Professor of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco, where she conducts research on tobacco, media, and social marketing. Her work includes analyses of thousands of previously secret tobacco industry documents detailing marketing strategies and translating lessons learned to improve tobacco control efforts. Dr. Ling has special interest in young adult tobacco use, counter-engineering tobacco industry marketing, the global proliferation of U.S. tobacco marketing strategies, novel tobacco product marketing including e-cigarettes, and using market research strategies to guide clinical and public health interventions.


C.J. Stermer, Host

Sr. Director of Education, Rescue Agency

C.J. is a community advocate who develops programs to share knowledge within our field and inspire public health organizations to increase access to healthy behaviors for vulnerable populations.


Attendance is FREE; however, registration is required to attend and is not guaranteed. Priority is given to individuals in government and non-profit organizations. The webinar is live only, a recording will not be available after. We are not accredited to offer CEUs for attending this presentation.