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!
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
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
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?
JUUL is a popular brand of e-cig among youth which contains as much nicotine in a pod as a pack of cigarettes. This school year #WeDontPuff any tobacco products including JUUL.
Effective July 31, 2018, those who smoke prohibited tobacco items must do so at least 25 feet away from public housing and administrative office buildings.
A recent study published on July 18 in the Journal of the American Heart Association, found that short-term exposure to vapors from e-cigarettes led to increased blood clotting in mice.