The Anatomy of a Cigarillo

Cigarillos are longer, slimmer versions of traditional large cigars. They often come in fruity flavors like grape, tropical, or cherry (1). Between 2000 and 2011, cigar consumption more than doubled in contrast to a 33% decrease in cigarette consumption (2). This is particularly concerning because cigar smoking carries many of the same risks as cigarette… Continue reading The Anatomy of a Cigarillo

Break up with Tobacco? Share Your Story with us!

Hey, Shelby County! Has your life been affected by cigarette smoking? Are you a former smoker? Did you quit for personal health reasons? How long did you smoke? Do you currently use tobacco products? Do you know someone who died after years of smoking or using tobacco in other forms? We are always looking for… Continue reading Break up with Tobacco? Share Your Story with us!

FDA Press Release: Major e-cig manufacturers must submit youth prevention plans within 60 days

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced in a press release today additional plans to address e-cigarette use among youth, stating that it has reached epidemic proportions. E-cigarette use is often referred to colloquially as “vaping” or “JUULing”. As of 2017, e-cigarette use is the most commonly used tobacco product among middle and high school students,… Continue reading FDA Press Release: Major e-cig manufacturers must submit youth prevention plans within 60 days

Children and teens exposed to tobacco smoke at increased risk for missing school

It’s the start of a new school year and one way parents can help their kids stay in school is to quit smoking. A recent study published by the American Academy of Pediatrics found that for adolescents without asthma, tobacco smoke exposure (TSE) at home for over an hour increased the likelihood of days missed from school due to… Continue reading Children and teens exposed to tobacco smoke at increased risk for missing school

Hey, Shelby County! Do you know any 8th-11th grade leaders?

The Shelby County Health Department’s #WeDontPuff Youth Advocacy Council is currently accepting applications for membership and executive positions. The #WeDontPuff Youth Advocacy Council was created to empower the youth of Shelby County to become leaders and take action against the youth related tobacco problems affecting their peers and communities. The members of the #WeDontPuff Youth Advocacy… Continue reading Hey, Shelby County! Do you know any 8th-11th grade leaders?