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Vaping – Parent Information Evening with Letitia Harding, Chief Executive, Asthma and Respiratory Foundation

“Vaping can be highly addictive and is harmful — don’t get sucked in”

In this entertaining but hard-hitting presentation, Letitia will address the increasing negative effects that vaping has on health, and the tactics being used by vape companies to lure young people into an addiction. She will encourage the audience to think critically about vaping and whether it fits with their goals and aspirations

Date: Wednesday 18 August
Time: 6-7 pm
Venue: Lesley Shelly Lecture Theatre, Scots College
Tickets: Free

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Introducing the evening’s speaker, Letitia Harding

Letitia has over 25 years of experience in the health sector, which includes the introduction of new health technologies, improving access to medicines, initiating imaging and diagnostic trials and establishing international healthcare networks. In her senior management positions in the corporate diagnostic and pharmaceutical industries, she collaborated with many NGOs, which ignited her passion for the not-for-profit sector.

Letitia holds a Bachelor of Science, a Post Graduate Diploma in Business and a Masters in Health Management from the University of Auckland. She has sat on several international and national advisory boards, and has been an invited speaker at both New Zealand and overseas conferences. Her most recent appointments include GINA (Global Initiative for Asthma) 2020 advocate and being recognised as a leader in the field of Asthma, and Chair of the Patient Focal Group Planning Committee and Co-Chair of the Western-Pacific Region for GARD – the Global Alliance Against Chronic Respiratory Diseases.

Letitia has been an advocate for vaping regulations since 2017 and is passionate about protecting youth from the harms of vaping. Last year, she established the vaping education website Don’t Get Sucked In. Letitia has submitted to the NZ Health Select Committee on vaping, representing the Foundation’s Scientific Advisory Board, and has been invited to attend vaping regulation workshops with the Ministry of Health.

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