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Let’s Invest In Prevention!

A State-by-State Look at the 1998 Tobacco Settlement 19 Years Later Despite receiving over $27 billion from the tobacco settlement and tobacco taxes, the states continue to severely underfund tobacco prevention and cessation programs proven to save lives and money. … Continue reading

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Summit sparks idea to help with Suicide Prevention in Schools

The car ride home from the WA State Prevention Summit in Yakima often gives our youth prevention teams a chance to reflect on what they’ve learned and to look at ways they will return to our community and help create positive … Continue reading

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Youth Prevention Leaders Tackle the Summit!

The San Juan Island Prevention Coalition, (SJIPC) helps support youth leadership training opportunities for local teens, with an ask to give back to their community with their new skills. The WA. State Prevention Summit in Yakima, draws over 400 youth. … Continue reading

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Survey Work Ahead! Have you shared your thoughts yet? Thank you!

ONLINE SURVEY ENGLISH https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SASAON2017 ONLINE SURVEY SPANISH https://es.surveymonkey.com/r/SASASP2017 The Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative (CPWI) Community Survey is an anonymous annual statewide survey administered by all of the CPWI coalitions in Washington state. The Community Survey captures our local San … Continue reading

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E-Cigarettes and Young People: A Public Health Concern

Talk with teens and young adults you know about the dangers of e-cigarette use. E-cigarettes, devices that typically deliver nicotine, flavorings, and other additives to users through an inhaled aerosol, are a rapidly emerging trend, and are especially popular among … Continue reading

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Big Tobacco having to run Corrective Statements

Starting November 26, tobacco companies must run court-ordered TV and newspaper ads that tell the truth about the dangers of smoking and secondhand smoke. Why? Because a federal court found they engaged in a decades-long conspiracy to deceive the American … Continue reading

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Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) Launches National Campaign “High Means DUI”

SAM Launches National Campaign “High Means DUI” to Raise Awareness on the Harms of Driving While High and Support Pro-Active Legislation Local Contact: Dana Stevens 760-317-6716 National Contact: press@learnaboutsam.org (SAN DIEGO) – SAM, Smart Approaches to Marijuana, a 501 c-3 nonprofit … Continue reading

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Marijuana is Addictive

The adolescent brain is especially susceptible to marijuana use. 1 in 6 teens become addicted, where 1 in 10 adults who try marijuana will become addicted to it. learnaboutsam.org

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Suicide Prevention

SAMHSA is a proud partner of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention(link is external), a public-private partnership with more than 200 participating organizations advancing the national strategy for suicide prevention. SAMHSA funds the Suicide Prevention Resource Center to act as … Continue reading

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Underage Drinking is Everyone’s Problem.

Teens don’t need alcohol to fit in, deal with stress, or have fun. Alcohol can be harmful to the health of adolescents, but thankfully most young people ages 12 to 20 do not drink. Talk, they listen. Parents are still … Continue reading

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