Over the past year and a half many organizations, including the American Cancer Society, the American Lung Association, MD Anderson Cancer Center, the American College of Preventive Medicine, the North American Quitline Consortium, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and many more have worked together to create a repository of resources on youth cessation. This repository is housed on the American College of Preventive Medicine’s website and be accessed HERE.
We know that youth report using diverse tobacco products, including cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigarillos, hookah, smokeless tobacco, and a variety of new and emerging products. Nicotine exposure during adolescence can harm the developing brain and can lead to a lifetime of nicotine addiction and tobacco use. Nicotine exposure can also prime the adolescent brain for addiction to other drugs. Helping youth quit using tobacco products is critical for protecting their health now and in the future.
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