Youth e-Cigarette use is an emerging public health threat.

It's nice to share…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailPrintAmong Minnesota high school students, e-cigarette use is now double conventional cigarette use. E-cigarettes are battery-powered devices that allow users to inhale, or vape, aerosolized liquid (e-juice). E-cigarettes, “vapes”, vape or hookah pens, e-pipes, and other vaping products recently surpassed conventional cigarettes as the most commonly used tobacco product among youth so […]

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Community Conversation – Please Join Us!

It's nice to share…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailPrintThe Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition (SACK) is hosting a community forum in Ogilvie High School on Wednesday, April 25th, 6:30 pm. The topic is Opioids but will also be expanded to include other drugs as well. There program outline will include law enforcement, judicial, pharmaceutical, prevention, treatment and recovery professionals that will […]

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What, exactly, is the Legislature doing to address the opioid crisis in Minnesota?

It's nice to share…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailPrintAround the Minnesota Capitol, Chris Eaton has been repeating a gruesome line she once heard: “The toe tag on the body doesn’t say Republican or Democrat.” It’s a sentiment meant to convey to her 200 colleagues in the Minnesota Legislature that the opioid epidemic doesn’t discriminate by political party. It also carries […]

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FDA Will Crack Down on Companies Marketing Vaping Products to Children

It's nice to share…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailPrintThe Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will be taking enforcement actions to target companies that are marketing vaping products in ways that are deliberately appealing to children, the agency’s commissioner told CNN. “No kid should be using any tobacco product,” FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said. Experts say that flavors like tutti […]

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Building Resilience in Children

It's nice to share…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailPrintThe world can be a frightening place. As a parent, I am constantly aware of choices that I make to minimize my perception of fear and uncertainty. Death, illness, divorce, crime, war, child abductions, tsunamis, and terrorism — both here and abroad — have defined an evolving landscape for raising our families. […]

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