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Electronic Cigarettes and Youth

| April 11, 2014
Electronic Cigarettes and Youth

E-cigarettes contain no tobacco, and therefore are not subject to U.S tobacco laws. This means that e-cigarettes can be purchased by anyone, without proof of age. Because of this, e-cigarettes may be appealing to children and teens, encouraging nicotine addiction among young people. Multiple e-cigarette manufactures sell their products online. Given the online presence of […]

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April is Alcohol Awareness Month

| April 8, 2014
April is Alcohol Awareness Month

Help by raising your awareness! Did you know that in Lane County the average youth reports having their first drink at 12 years old? Did you know that teens care more about what their parents think than what their peers think – even when it might not seem that way? Did you know that youth […]

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Tobacco and Nicotine Products

| April 2, 2014
Tobacco and Nicotine Products

Electronic Cigarettes Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, are devices that allow users to mimic the act of smoking a cigarette while inhaling nicotine.  Instead of smoke burning from tobacco, users inhale vapor consisting of nicotine, flavor additives, and other chemicals. E-cigarettes send the wrong message to our youth and young adults, and give a false impression […]

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Underage Drinking

| April 1, 2014
Underage Drinking

Underage drinking is alcohol consumption by anyone under the age of 21 years of age.

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2014 National Public Health Week

| April 1, 2014
2014 National Public Health Week

Lane County Holds Public Health Open House On April 11, Lane County  held an Open House to celebrate National Public Health Week.  Public Health Week is a time to recognize the contributions of public health and highlight issues that are important to improving our nation. At our Open House, Public Health programs (see the slideshow below […]

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Welcome to the New and Improved PreventionLane!

| March 22, 2014
Welcome to the New and Improved PreventionLane!

March 2014– We’ve just rolled out our redesigned website. While much of the content is the same, you’ll notice some key changes that should make your experience better: The site is mobile friendly and responsive to any device/browser. All features are available to all users! We’ve added on several sections. Can you name 3 sections we’ve […]

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Community Health Improvement Plan

| March 8, 2014
Community Health Improvement Plan

Working together to create a caring community where all people can live a healthier life.  A Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) is an action plan that identifies how the community will address key health issues identified by the Community Health Needs Assessment. In collaboration with community partners, this plan is used by Lane County, United […]

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Hookahs

| March 5, 2014
Hookahs

Hookahs, often referred to as water pipes, are used to smoke specially made tobacco (or “shisha”) that is available in a variety of flavors. Hookahs deliver the addictive drug nicotine and are at least as toxic as cigarette smoke. People who smoke hookahs tend to inhale for longer periods of time. This may actually cause […]

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Internship and Volunteer Opportunities

| February 28, 2014
Internship and Volunteer Opportunities

Current Opening Keep in mind, we do not provide “direct service,” but instead are very involved in systems level work. If you have interest in this, please complete the internship interest form below.  We’re looking forward to hearing from you! We’re sorry, but currently all of our internship and volunteer opportunities are now FULL!  Please […]

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Public Health Policy to Help Reduce Obesity

| February 13, 2014

Given the severity and scope of the problem and quite limited federal, state and local resources committed to address it to date, it is essential to focus limited energy on policy and environmental change to address obesity. Advantages of policy and environmental change to address obesity include: Potential for systemic change in a community’s food […]

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