Methods for Prevention

Tobacco and Vaping Education and Cessation

E-cigarette, or vaping, use among U.S. youth has skyrocketed in recent years, resulting in what the U.S. Surgeon General and other public health authorities have called a youth e-cigarette epidemic.

From 2017 to 2019, e-cigarette use more than doubled among high school students (from 11.7% to 27.5%) and tripled among middle school students (from 3.3% to 10.5%), according to the 2019 National Youth Tobacco Survey. Altogether, more than 5.3 million kids now use e-cigarettes – an increase of over 3 million in just two years. – Campaign For Tobacco Free Kids

For the most up-to-date information on tobacco use and vaping, please visit the Centers for Disease Control (CDC):

Thinking about quitting?  Take a look at some of the benefits that begin immediately after your last tobacco use. Benefits of Quitting

CJDAC offers a variety of tobacco/vaping education and cessation services through the Commission’s Tobacco Prevention Specialist. These services include:

  • Providing prevention and educational services for the community and local school districts
  • Provide community-based and school-based tobacco/vaping cessation classes and referrals, as needed
  • Supporting schools, worksites and multi-unit housing facilities, as well as businesses, that may inquire about developing Tobacco-Free Policies
  • Supporting the communities of Clearfield and Jefferson counties in adopting Young Lungs At Play guidelines in public parks and other appropriate venues
  • Assisting in developing and giving full-support to youth-based groups , such as TRU (Tobacco Resistance Unit) in our local school districts.
  • For more information about tobacco education or cessation services, please contact CJDAC at 814-371-9002 and ask to speak with the Tobacco Prevention Specialist.
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