Nicotine

What: Prevent the initiation of nicotine use.

Who: Youth and Young Adults, ages 12-24

How: Primary prevention strategies focus on providing information to the community about the risks and dangers of nicotine by building youth skills, changing policies and practices that provide protective environments to allow youth to make healthy and positive choices.

Where: Sullivan County, Tennessee

Why: The brain keeps developing until about age 25. Using nicotine can harm parts of the adolescent brain that control attention, learning, mood, and impulse control. (CDC Quick Facts)

For more information contact

Melissa@scadcoalition or Melony@scadcoalition.org