Adolescents and Tobacco Use

Smoking

Smoking during childhood and adolescence causes significant health problems among young people, including an increase in the number and severity of respiratory illnesses, decreased physical fitness and potential effects on lung growth and function.

Learn more here.

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E-Cigarettes and Vaping

E-cigarette use among youth is a significant public health concern. E-cigarettes contain toxic chemicals and metals. 

Nearly 8,000 youth start vaping every day. Youth who use e-cigarettes are over 4 times more likely to try a regular cigarette. 

Talking to your child about vaping can be difficult. Click here for information on how to start the conversation. 

Helping Teens Quit

The American Lung Association has a variety of resources to help educate, intervene, and prevent the use of tobacco and nicotine by the next generation. 

Not On Tobacco® (N-O-T) is a voluntary 10 week quit smoking program for teens ages 14-19. 

INDEPTH, Intervention for Nicotine Dependence: Education, Prevention, Tobacco, and Health, offers an alternative to suspension or citation that helps schools and communities address teen vaping in a supportive way.