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TOBACCO PREVENTION

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Healthy Lamoille Valley is working to:

  • Address Tobacco Use Among Youth
  • Eliminate Exposure to Secondhand Smoke, and
  • Increase Tobacco-free Policies in Towns, Public Places, Workplaces, and College Campuses.

Tobacco use is the number one preventable cause of death in the country, while, in Vermont, smoking costs approximately $348 million in medical expenses and results in about 1,000 smoking-related deaths each year.

ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES AND VAPING

New data from the 2017 Vermont Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) shows that, on average, Vermont middle school and high school students are more likely to have tried electronic vapor products like e-cigarettes in 2017 compared to 2015, increasing from 7% to 9% for middle schoolers and from 30% to 34% for high schoolers.

Read more on electronic cigarettes, vaping and juuling

 

WHAT’S NEW?

Vermont Youth Risk Behavior Survey
2017 Results
Released May 2018

Lamoille County Report 
Statewide Executive Summary

Show your commitment to reducing chronic disease through worksites wellness.

Be a 3-4-50 Partner

CESSATION / QUITTING

802Quits offers free quit smoking help and free patches, gum or lozenges delivered right to your door. Get the support you need to quit online, in-person or by phone. www.802quits.org 

If your agency, town or business is interested in hanging an 802 quits banner, HLV would like to hear from you.

Quitting smoking? Contact Erica at (802) 253-9171 Workshops are offered regularly.

 

BECOME A 3-4-50 PARTNER


3 BEHAVIORS: Lack of physical activity, poor diet, and tobacco use lead to…
4 CHRONIC DISEASES: Cancer, heart disease and stroke, type 2 diabetes, and lung disease result in more than…
50% OF ALL DEATHS IN VERMONT

Read more about 3-4-50 and how to become a partner on www.healthvermont.gov/3-4-50.  3-4-50 recognizes its new partners!  Read more on www.livewelllamoille.com/3-4-50-recognition.

TOBACCO PREVENTION IN THE WORKPLACE

Smoking in the Workplace Resources

For more informaiton

Contact Alison Link

Policy and Community Outreach Coordinator

alison@healthylamoillevalley.org 

917-626-0344

Healthy Lamoille Valley Tobacco Prevention Task Force
Join the Healthy Lamoille Valley Tobacco Prevention Task Force and/or share your experiences and knowledge in your schools, towns and workplaces. Please share with us your concerns around tobacco products. We are also collecting information about workplaces, organizations, schools, towns, public spaces and events that are smoke-free or interested in support in educational opportunities about policy enhancement on this topic. Contact Alison at alison@healthylamoillevalley.org


Taking Down Tobacco – Attention youth and adults! Take these free online classes to get the skills, knowledge and tools you need to fight tobacco use in your community.

Help End Tobacco’s Influence on Vermont’s Youth

The tobacco industry uses candy flavors and colorful packaging to make e-cigarettes, little cigars, and chew seem more appealing – and it’s working on our kids. In fact, two-thirds of tobacco-using youth said they use these products because they come in flavors they like.

Currently CounterBalance is working to raise awareness about the dangers of flavored tobacco products.

Get Involved

Tobacco-Free Youth Poster Contest Winners