Preventing Underage Drinking and Tobacco Use
- E-cigarettes & Vaping
An important question for pediatricians is whether nonsmoking teenagers will be attracted by the novelty or the perceived safety of e-cigarettes, take up the habit, and become addicted to nicotine. Candy-like flavors may be particularly appealing to children and adolescents. Because e-cigarettes are sold online, young people may have easy access for purchase, as most suppliers do not confirm the age of Internet customers.
The epidemic of teenage drinking is preventable. Everyone can play a role in helping youth make positive choices; explore BeTheParents.org website to learn how to be part of the solution.
- New Alcohol Screening Guide Will Help Clinicians Identify Underage Drinkers
- $122,000 in an UNDERAGE DRINKING GRANT
- About the Idaho Partnership (pdf)
- Start Talking to Kids Before They Start Drinking brochure order form (pdf)
- Hard Choices Comic Book
This special comic book, developed by SAMHSA in collaboration with Marvel Entertainment and the Elks USA, features Spider-Man and the Fantastic Four characters in a battle against underage drinking. Hard Choices urges kids to become real-life heroes by making healthy choices.
- Health Alliance brochures
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