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Any Volunteers? The Risks of E-cigarettes for Young People
Posted October 22, 2019

Science shows that nicotine can harm teens’ developing brains. Nicotine is a highly addictive drug, a common ingredient in most electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes). This video from the U.S. Surgeon General advises parents to "Know the Risks," and highlights how e-cigarettes have the potential to cause lasting harm to the health of young users, especially their brain development, which continues until age 25.

What is Prevention | Introduction
Posted August 19, 2019

The adolescent brain is rapidly developing and is more vulnerable to alcohol and drugs than adult brains, which increases young people’s chances of developing a substance use disorder. What is Prevention explains that prevention is about delaying the onset of first use, or pushing it back as long as possible in order to protect young brains.

90% of people who have a substance use disorder started using alcohol or drugs before they turned 18. The adolescent brain is still developing until a person is in their early to mid 20s. By practicing prevention and delaying the onset of first use, you can help to protect the brain during this important period of development.

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Upstream Public Health/Prevention
Posted April 18, 2019

Working upstream is a classic analogy for Prevention and Public Health work.

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