Extension E-cigarette Prevention in Rural Communities

What is Be Epic?

USU Extension received grant funding from the Southeastern Utah Health Department from 2020-2026 to implement an evidence-based e-cigarette and vape prevention program targeting youth in Southeastern Utah communities. The Be Epic, Escape the Vape Program is a multicomponent prevention program offering e-cigarette and vape prevention programming in Carbon, Emery and Grand counties for teachers and school staff, education events for parents/guardians, and afterschool programs for youth in 5th-12th grades.  This website contains information for parents/guardians, teachers, and youth for prevention of e-cigarettes.

Statewide Parent Event Recording
View the Statewide Parent Event recording to learn more about what you can do as a parent to help prevent e-cigarette use. 

Parent/Guardian Education
2023 Parent/Guardian Education PPT Slides

Be Epic Escape the Vape Toolkit

UPR Interview
To learn more about the Be Epic, Escape the Vape Program and e-cigarette use among youth, listen to this interview with Dr. Ashley Yaugher.

How We Can Help