Catch My Breath Youth Vaping Prevention Program

CATCH My Breath is a peer-reviewed, evidence-based youth vaping prevention program developed by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health. The program provides up-to-date information to teachers, parents, and health professionals to equip students with the knowledge and skills they need to make informed decisions about the use of e-cigarettes, including JUUL and disposable devices. CATCH My Breath utilizes a peer-led teaching approach and meets National and State Health Education Standards.

CATCH My Breath is the only evidence-based youth nicotine vaping prevention program for grades 5-12 that has been proven to substantially reduce students’ likelihood of vaping. The vape education program’s effectiveness was published in a peer-reviewed journal and the program is listed in SAMHSA’s Evidence-Based Resource Guide Series.

Developed by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health, the vape education program includes grade-level specific and health education standards-aligned classroom curriculum alongside a variety of engaging supplemental materials including STEM/Humanities/PE extensions, self-paced modules, and virtual field trips.

CATCH Global Foundation provides teacher and health educator trainings that help ensure facilitators are effective in the vape education program delivery. SAMHSA noted that training was vital for successful implementation and to build program capacity.

Catch My Breath (CMB) is available for direct presentation to students in grades 5-12 or can be delivered to educators for delivery. CMB can also be presented to community groups interested in hearing about the program.

To schedule your school or community group, please contact Lisa Boyd, Director of Wellness Programming & Engagement at lisa.boyd@achehealth.edu or 479-308-2271