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.
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.
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3 BEHAVIORS: Lack of physical activity, poor diet, and tobacco use lead to…
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50% OF ALL DEATHS IN VERMONT
TOBACCO PREVENTION IN THE WORKPLACE
For more informaiton
Contact Alison Link
Policy and Community Outreach Coordinator
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.