Reston, VA—NASSP Executive Director JoAnn Bartoletti issued the following statement on the House passage of the Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act.
“NASSP applauds the US House of Representatives for passing H.R. 2339, the Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act. The teen vaping epidemic is one of the largest public health crises facing schools. School leaders fight a daily uphill battle to prevent and intervene on student nicotine addiction. They are often forced to divert time and school funds from learning in order to preserve students’ health from a crisis that lines the pockets of a pernicious and politically active vaping industry. NASSP was proud to lead principals’ advocacy efforts to ban online sales of tobacco, restrict e-cigarette advertising, and address the inappropriate marketing of tobacco products to our nation’s youth. We commit to maintaining those efforts through the enactment of this bill and beyond.”
The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) is the leading organization of and voice for principals and other school leaders across the United States. NASSP seeks to transform education through school leadership, recognizing that the fulfillment of each student’s potential relies on great leaders in every school committed to the success of each student. Reflecting its long-standing commitment to student leadership development, NASSP administers the National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, National Elementary Honor Society, and National Student Council.