Items of Interest: National News

September is National Recovery Month. The theme for 2021 is “Recovery is For Everyone: Every Person, Every Family, Every Community”. This month, especially, we take every opportunity to increase awareness and understanding of individuals living with behavioral health conditions and celebrate those who recover.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Tips From Former Smokers® (Tips®campaign enters its 10th year today with new ads that encourage people who smoke to quit. The Tips campaign is the nation’s first federally funded tobacco education campaign and has helped more than 1 million U.S.

The Truth Initiative has launched a text message based e-cigarette program. This program is evidence informed and was developed with input from teens and young adults who have tried to quit e-cigarettes in order to develop tailored messages for this age group. The text messaging program also acts as a resource for parents who are looking to help their children who vape.

The New York Times released an article on April 2nd titled, "‘I Can’t Stop’: Schools Struggle With Vaping Explosion."

Most recent research has determined that although the majority of the population has quit smoking, many parts of the country that are low-income have not.