PHOENIXVILLE — They come in a variety of alluring flavors like Mango and Vanilla Bean Swirl. They’re packaged in sleek, discrete devices that can be concealed in the palm of your hand and charged from any USB port.
And they were initially marketed as a safe alternative to smoking. But vapes and e-cigarettes pose a number of health risks to teens, and parents need to be aware.
That was the message The Chester County Tobacco-Free Coalition brought to Phoenixville Area High School Thursday night during a special presentation on the dangers of vaping.
This June marks 10 years since Pennsylvania went smoke free with the enactment of the Clean Indoor Air Act on June 13th, 2008. Long gone are the days of being asked “smoking or non-smoking section?” when going out to eat, ashtrays lining bar tops and tables, and heading home from an evening out smelling like the aforementioned ashtray. The Clean Indoor Air Act has had immense public health impact:
On May 1, 2018, members of the Phoenixville Area Middle School Teens Against Tobacco Use (TATU) Club traveled to the State Capitol to participate in the American Lung Association’s (ALA) Day At The Capitol.
Tobacco use is among the greatest health challenges facing the LGBT community. According to the 2016 Southeastern Pennsylvania LGBT Health Needs Assessment, 34% of the LGBT community in the region consumes tobacco (compared to 18% of the general population.)
Spring Meeting and CE Activity: "From Coverage to Care"
This event is free, open to the public, and includes breakfast, lunch and CEs. For more information, call the Coalition conveners, Health Promotion Council, at 215-731-6154.