The goals of the tobacco, marijuana and vapor product prevention program at BFHD are to prevent nicotine, vapor product and marijuana initiation by youth; decrease current tobacco and nicotine use; and reduce exposure to second hand smoke and vapor product aerosols through policy, public education and cessation encouragement.

For more information on the health impacts of MarijuanaTobacco and Vaping.

Community Assessments

In 2018, BFHD staff members and trained volunteers conducted the Standardized Tobacco Assessments for Retail Settings (STARS) and the vape shop version (vSTARS) among tobacco retailers located within one mile from any school. The purposes of these assessments was to highlight the prevalence of tobacco exposure to youth via point of sale marketing.

See Results.

​Youth Vaping

Youth use of e-cigarette and vapor products has increased dramatically in the last several years, and has seen an even larger increase recently, with the introduction of JUUL and other pod-based devices. More information about these devices and their risk to youth can be found here


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