VAPING

The ABC’s of Vaping THC

  1. Any amount is a felony.
  2. Brain development is negatively affected.
  3. Can get expelled from school and suffer loss of extra-curricular activities.

For more information on vaping, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/basic_information/e-cigarettes/severe-lung-disease.html or http://challengetc.org/index.html.

PRESCRIPTION DRUG ABUSE

Teen prescription (Rx) drug abuse is a serious and growing problem in the United States.  According to a survey, one in four high school students has taken a prescription drug that was not prescribed them by a doctor.  Every day, 2,500 young people use a prescription pain reliever to get high for the first time. Many teens do not realize that abusing prescription medications or mixing prescription medications with alcohol can cause serious health consequences - even death.  It's important that parents be aware of this issue and monitor teens' access to prescription drugs.

Here's what parents can do to take action right now:

  • Take all prescription medications out of the medicine cabinet and secure them in a safe place.  Encourage relatives, especially grandparents, to do the same.
  • Have an ongoing dialog with their teens.
  • Learn to recognize the signs of abuse by visiting SmartMovesSmartChoices.org.

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