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?
The BIGGEST reason to quit is the SMALLEST. Thinking about that New Year’s Resolution? Now is the time to think about your plan if you are currently a smoker (or know someone who is). Call the Quit Line at 800-QUIT-NOW.
Smoking while breastfeeding is not without risk. Nicotine is harmful for a baby whose body is still developing quickly. There are ways to avoid exposing your baby to nicotine by smoking after breastfeeding instead of before, and not smoking at least 2 hours before feeding. Experts and doctors would rather have a smoking mother who… Continue reading Smoking & Breastfeeding
Appeal to Young People Youth and young adults cite a variety of reasons for using e-cigarettes. These include: Curiosity Taste, including the flavors available in e-cigarettes The belief that e-cigarettes are less harmful than other tobacco products Flavored e-cigarettes are very popular, especially with young adults. More than 9 of 10 young adult e-cigarette users… Continue reading Teens & Ecigs
Tennessee make this your time to QUIT!!!
The Tennessee Tobacco Quit Line is an excellent resource.
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