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Grandparents Tell Us Vaping during Covid Is Whack in New Anti-Vaping PSA



McCann Global Health's 'Ditch the Vape Now' campaign encourages an entire generation of vapers to use this rare moment in history to make healthier decisions

Grandparents Tell Us Vaping during Covid Is Whack in New Anti-Vaping PSA

Teens who vape face a much higher risk of contracting and spreading Covid-19 than their peers who do not vape - but teenagers are not the most vulnerable population in this pandemic. Seniors are. In fact over 80% of all Covid-related deaths are suffered by seniors, and they have something to say about it.

The new 'Ditch the Vape Now' campaign features endearing seniors delivering anti-vaping video messages to their grandchildren. But the films don’t just apply to a few vaping grandkids, they speak to an entire generation of vapers, encouraging them to use this rare moment in history to make healthier decisions.

With the pandemic only widening the empathy gap between teens and seniors, McCann Global Health has found a way to humanise the consequences vaping by making senior citizens relatable to a younger generation. In the videos, grandparents fluently use Gen-Z jargon making their impassioned pleas hilarious too.

“We know that finger wagging isn’t effective when trying to persuade health behaviour change, especially among teens.” observed Briana Ferrigno, president of McCann Global Health. “But we believe our most vulnerable populations to Covid-19, our senior citizens, can also become our most persuasive advocates.”

With teens accounting for much of the spread of Covid-19, there’s a need to adhere to the wisdom of older people. “When grandparents share their time and life stories with adolescents, they also share their heart and spirit,” added Suzanne Graves, president, Lutz Foundation. “That's a powerful and rewarding experience for both generations.”

The initiative also invites other senior citizens to post their own anti-vaping video messages using #ditchthevapenow


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Genres: People, Comedy

Categories: Corporate, Social and PSAs, Health

McCann Health, Wed, 18 Nov 2020 16:21:39 GMT