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 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 being… Continue reading Children and teens exposed to tobacco smoke at increased risk for missing school

Free e-cigarette quit program

On Monday, February 11th, the CDC covered the rise in tobacco use in its monthly report, #vitalsigns. There was a 38.3% increase in tobacco use among youth from 2017 to 2018 and it’s attributable to the rise in vaping with 1.5 million more current youth users. To access the new e-cigarette quit program, users can text… Continue reading Free e-cigarette quit program

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!

More evidence: flavors aren’t necessary to encourage adults to use e-cigs to quit smoking

A recent study assessed the types of e-cigarette flavors used by adolescent (aged 12-17), young adult (aged 18-24), and older adult (aged ≥25) e-cigarette users. The study found that “the leading e-cigarette flavor types among adolescents were fruit, candy, and other flavors; among young adults were fruit, candy, and mint/menthol; and among older adults were… Continue reading More evidence: flavors aren’t necessary to encourage adults to use e-cigs to quit smoking

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!