Youth Tobacco and Vaping Prevention & Control Program (YTVP)

Our work to protect the health of youth: Northeast Tri County Health Department leads a regional effort to prevent youth ages 12-20 from using tobacco products. We work with community partners to create a unified approach to prevent youth tobacco use.

Why is this work important?   Nicotine in tobacco products is addictive. Nicotine exposure at a young age may cause lasting harm to brain development, promote addiction and lead to sustained tobacco use. Electronic cigarettes/vapor products use is on the rise among youth. Youth who use e-cigarettes/vapor products are more likely to smoke regular cigarettes.

The good news is:

  • Kids say their parents are the most influential people in their lives.
  • Youth are less likely to use tobacco if they believe their community thinks it's wrong for them to use.

It's important that parents, schools, and communities all work together to keep youth healthy and safe.

Tobacco use can negatively impact the health of youth

 

Basic Facts for Parents, Schools, and Communities:

 

Online educational resources:

 

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Confidential & Anonymous Help: