Dr. Maria Bramhall addresses dangers of tobacco/vaping at Gainesville middle school

By Abbey Carr, Statewide Manager, Tar Wars Education

The middle school assembly room at Lakeview Academy in Gainesville was buzzing with energy as Maria Bramhall, M.D., a medical resident in the family medicine program at Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC), showed students a vape advertisement on the screen. The students grew quiet as Dr. Bramhall explained the false claims that the advertisement depicted and warned students of the negative health effects and consequences of tobacco, nicotine and vape use, in stark contrast to the healthy image displayed.

Dr. Bramhall presented this important anti-vaping message to over 120 middle school students at the school on September 21 and 22. The Georgia Healthy Family Alliance ‘Tar Wars’ team coordinated the effort with Lakeview Academy School Counselor Liz Moore, NGMC Family Medicine Residency Program Director Monica Newton, M.D., and Dr. Bramhall.

GHFA Board and Statewide Tar Wars Manager Abbey Carr says, “The Tar Wars would like to express its sincere thanks to Dr. Bramhall for taking time out of her busy schedule to make these presentations to these young people, and we are optimistic that the information she shared will make them think twice before they try tobacco, nicotine or vape products.”

Want to help us stop Georgia students from vaping before they start? Plug-in to our ‘Tar Wars’ education initiative! Contact Abbey Carr at acarr@gafp.org or click here to sign up for our weekly program orientation.

Dr. Maria Bramhall addressing students at Lakeview Academy in Gainesville