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How to Talk to Your Child About Vaping

As the school year begins, parents should be aware of the dangers of vaping. Vaping is seemingly everywhere, and vape pens contain dangerous and harmful chemicals. Your child can’t beat the pressure ...
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Tobacco Cessation Newsletter - Summer 2023

Varenicline Varenicline is available for FREE from our South Dakota QuitLine with a prescription. To be eligible, your patient needs to be A tobacco user who is ready to quit A S.D. resident who is ...
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Tobacco Youth & Community Engagement - Fall 2023

FALL 2023 NEWSLETTER NEW WEBSITE! Exciting news! The South Dakota Tobacco Control Program has released the new tobacco website! I wanted to send it out to you so you can access the new information. ...
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COVID-19 Smoking & Vaping May Increase Risk

There has never been a better time for smokers to quit and for individuals to protect their health by avoiding use of Under our current health climate, prioritizing your health is incredibly ...
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3 Signs You May Be Addicted to Smoking, Vaping or Chewing Tobacco

If you’re a smoker, vaper or chewer, you are likely addicted. Find out if you have a nicotine addiction and what your options are for quitting the habit.
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Traditional Tobacco vs. Commercial Tobacco — What are the Differences?

When it comes to upholding traditions, commercial tobacco poses a major threat to Native communities. Though often referred to as traditional "tobacco," sacred ċanśaśa is typically neither addictive ...
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Signs Your Child is Vaping, Smoking or Chewing Tobacco

Children and teens are especially vulnerable to the harmful effects of vaping, smoking and chewing tobacco. It’s important for you to ensure your child is not using any form of tobacco. The dangers ...
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The Effects of Nicotine on Youth Mental Health

Because the brain continues to develop until the age of 25, youth and young adults are the most vulnerable to the effects of vaping, chewing tobacco and smoking. These years are crucial to your ...
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Why Vaping Matters — With and Without Nicotine

Vaping is smoking using electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes). Some contain nicotine. Others don’t. But both can be dangerous to your health. Either may lead to lasting damage for users and those ...
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