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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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Related Links on Health Concerns about E Cigs

| April 11, 2014
Related Links on Health Concerns about E Cigs

E-cigarette Use Among Youth http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2013/p0905-ecigarette-use.html E-cigarette Poisonings http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2014/p0403-e-cigarette-poison.html http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6313a4.htm Vaporized: E-cigarettes, Advertising, and Youth http://legacyforhealth.org/content/download/4542/63436/version/1/file/LEG-Vaporized-E-cig_Report-May2014.pdf E-cigarettes: Smokeless Does Not Mean Harmless http://public.health.oregon.gov/DiseasesConditions/CommunicableDisease/CDSummaryNewsletter/ E-cigarettes and Secondhand Aerosol http://no-smoke.org/pdf/ecigarette-secondhand-aerosol.pdf E-cigarettes – Americans for Nonsmokers Rights http://no-smoke.org/learnmore.php?id=645 US State & Local Laws Regulating Use of E-cigarettes http://www.no-smoke.org/pdf/ecigslaws.pdf FDA’s E-cigarette Webpage http://www.fda.gov/newsevents/publichealthfocus/ucm172906.htm E-cigarettes – Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids […]

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8 Things You Should Know About Electronic Cigarettes

| April 11, 2014
8 Things You Should Know About Electronic Cigarettes

There are concerns about the side effects of inhaling pure nicotine, but this has yet to have been adequately studied, and is currently unknown. E-cigarettes contain as much nicotine as a regular cigarette, if not more. The amount of nicotine delivered depends on the content of the liquid nicotine cartridge. There are many different cartridges […]

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Electronic Cigarettes

| April 2, 2014
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 that they […]

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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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2014 National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

| February 20, 2014
2014 National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is April 26 The Lane County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will be hosting the National Drug Take Back Event on April 26th aimed at providing a resource for Lane County residents to safely, securely and anonymously turn in their unwanted, outdated or expired household medicines.  Law […]

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How to Help a Smoker Quit

| December 20, 2013

What Can You Do? Support.  Smoking is very addictive.  Most smokers want to quit and they need our empathy and support.  Share information with them. Recognize.  Keep your eyes open; recognize the inequality that exists in our communities.  Learn more from our partners and like-minded organizations. Talk.  If you see something, say something.  What’s for […]

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Secondhand Smoke

| December 20, 2013

In Oregon, secondhand smoke kills 650 people every year.  And 30,000 children are exposed to secondhand smoke at home each year in Oregon. According to the U.S. Surgeon General, there is no safe level of exposure to secondhand smoke. Nearly all Oregon adults (96%) say that secondhand smoke is harmful to one’s health, and 90% […]

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Resources for Youth and Young Adults

| December 8, 2013

It’s not your fault! You are NOT the cause of anyone else’s drinking or behavior. You can’t change or control anyone but yourself. You don’t have to accept their drinking/drug use, but can still love the person with the problem. They need help. You can build a good and healthy life for yourself, whether the alcoholic still drinks or not.

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Prescription Drug Drop Boxes in Lane County

| August 27, 2013
Prescription Drug Drop Boxes in Lane County

Below are locations in Lane County for disposing your old or unused prescription drugs year-round. Looking for locations outside Lane County? Click here. Coburg Police Department Lobby - 91136 North Willamette Street - 9am-5pm, Mon-Fri Cottage Grove Police Department Lobby - 400 East Main Street - 8am-5pm, Mon-Fri Eugene Police Department Lobby - 300 Country Club Road - 24 Hours Lane County Sheriff’s Office Lobby - 125 E. 8th […]

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