April is National alcohol and substance abuse month. This is a month where organizations and individuals focus on bringing awareness and education to alcoholism and substance addiction. One of the most abused substances in today’s society is tobacco and tobacco related products. Take a moment to talk it out with your child about the dangers of tobacco, alcohol, and drugs. Knowing the facts will help your child make healthy choices.
- Teach your child the facts.
- Give your child clear rules.
- Find out what your child already knows.
- Be prepared to answer your child’s questions.
- Talk with your child about how to say “no.”
The Shelby County Health Department would like to reinforce the conversation parents have started. #WeDontPuff is a youth tobacco prevention campaign that encourages youth to never start tobacco and/or tobacco products. If you are a leader of a youth group in Shelby County and want more information about #WeDontPuff contact Paul Richardson at (901) 222-9008.
Talking it out is also great for support quitting if you want to talk it out call the TN QUITLINE 1800QUITNOW !