"The Teenage Experience" Policy Forum Series, Teens & Addictive Behaviors

  • March 29, 2013
  • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
  • Concordia University-St. Paul, Buenger Education Center (BEC), 200 Syndicate St. N.


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Our 2012-2013 policy forum series, “The Teenage Experience,” explores topics related to growing up teen in today’s world. At this third forum panelists and participants will discuss issues related to addictive behaviors among teens--from tanning to texting to tobacco and some “T’s” in-between. Discussion topics will include tanning (in the sun, tanning booths and spraying), alcohol use, prescription and OTC drug abuse, the rise of designer drugs and the new ways that smoking and tobacco products are present among teen cultures.

Teens and addictive behaviors-What are our teens getting into?

Ellen Benavides, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Health will moderate the forum.   Jessica Knutson from the American Cancer Society, Ken Winters from the University of Minnesota Medical School and two teens from Pease Academy will be our panelists.


March 29, 2013     7:30-9:00am


Concordia University - St. Paul
Buenger Education Center (BEC)
(building #4 on the map)
200 Syndicate St. N.
St. Paul, MN 55104

Free parking on street and in lots B, E, or H

Breakfast will begin at 7:00am.

The cost of the forum is $8 for MPHA members, $15 for non-members and $5 for students.

 You may pay online (via credit card) during registration or at the door (via cash or check).  Walk-ins are always welcome as well.

See you there!

Forum 3_Announcement_03 11 2013.pdf



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