Nicotine Prevention

What: Prevent youth and young adults, ages 12-24 from becoming addicted to nicotine in any form. 

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. 

Parents and Caregivers:

3 ways for you to talk to youth about electronic cigarettes and vaping:

Why: The brain keeps developing until around age 25. Using nicotine can harm parts of the adolescent brain that control attention, learning, mood, and impulse control. (CDC Quick Facts) We want brains to develop to their full potential without the risk of addiction. 

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