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‘We need help quitting.’ Community Efforts to Curb Youth Vaping, Tobacco, Cannabis Use

Concerns over lung health and youth are driving educational efforts in Chaffee County aimed at discouraging vaping as well as tobacco and cannabis use … Using research developed at the University of Washington, a risk and protective factor assessment work group identified three risk and three protective factors as priorities for community planning. These included the availability of substances; early initiation of substance use and the attitudes and involvement of parents in substance use.

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New Teen Wellness Voucher to focus on teen mental health

“This voucher was created by teens, for teens, to assist young adults to take the first step for support in a confidential setting if they are struggling,” said CTC facilitator Miki Hodge. “We are so grateful to Solvista Health for partnering with our Extraordinary Teens Council.”

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