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

Don’t Date the Vape: Vaping Increases Odds of Cigarette Use

In addition to health effects associated with nicotine, there’s another reason now to avoid e-cigarette use. A nationally representative study earlier this month found that using e-cigarettes as one’s first tobacco product was associated with 4 times the odds of ever using cigarettes and 3 times the odds of currently using cigarettes compared to no prior… Continue reading Don’t Date the Vape: Vaping Increases Odds of Cigarette Use

TruthInitiative releases 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 TruthInitiative releases free e-cigarette quit program!

You’re Invited to Painting with a Tobacco Twist!

Painting with a Tobacco Twist will be held Friday, February 15, 2019 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Hickory Hill Community Center (3910 Ridgeway Rd, Memphis, TN 38115). Painting with a Tobacco Twist is an event that will serve as an opportunity for high school seniors and college students to participate in local advocacy efforts by creating anti-tobacco… Continue reading You’re Invited to Painting with a Tobacco Twist!

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

Don’t get tricked!!!

Children and young adults usually go for the bright candy wrappers and the fruit flavors. We know this and so does Big Tobacco. So they are making addictive products look like candy.  Many people think flavored cigars and smokeless tobacco products are safer than regular cigarettes. Let’s review some facts about flavored cigars and smokeless tobacco… Continue reading Don’t get tricked!!!

Teens & Ecigs

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