PREVENTION WORKS. ENHANCE IT!

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The Nicotine Prevention Enhancement Specialist works with Kentucky agencies and communities to distribute the latest research and information on nicotine and tobacco use, second and third hand smoke, and other nicotine health-related issues.

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The Latest Headlines

 
January 13
Youth Using E-cigarettes Three Times as Likely to Become Daily Cigarette Smokers  Learn More ›
January 5
Youth use of traditional cigarettes rises in 2020; e-cigarette use drops slightly  Learn More ›
December 30
A new national youth anti-vaping curriculum gives young people the facts about e-cigarettes and equips them with resources to quit  Learn More ›
December 14
Blueprint for Kentucky's Children - Local Tobacco Control Fact Sheet  Learn More ›
December 14
Effects of e-cigarette use on cigarette smoking among U.S. youth, 2004-2018  Learn More ›

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  • smokeless tobacco

    Smokeless Tobacco

    Smokeless tobacco is harmful, and use can cause health problems that are serious. Smokeless tobacco can lead to nicotine addiction, cause cancer, mouth diseases, pregnancy complications and may increase risk for death from heart disease.

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    Tobacco

    Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S. Smoking leads to disease and disability, costing the U.S. billions of dollars each year. Tobacco contains thousands of chemicals and toxins that are harmful to the body and those around the smoking.

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  • Vaping

    Vaping

    The health and economic consequences from adult and youth nicotine and tobacco use in the Commonwealth of Kentucky are significant. Among Kentucky 10th graders electronic cigarette use jumped 200% from 2016 to 2018 (REACH, 2018).

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