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A Smoke Free Paso del Norte
Although current youth smoking rates have decreased, use of electronic cigarettes and youth vaping has now overtaken smoking. In the U.S., current e-cigarette use has increased among high school students during the past year. Less is known about vaping, but science confirms that nicotine negatively affects the adolescent brain and is addictive. E-cigarette use among youth also is linked with use of other tobacco products as well as alcohol and marijuana abuse.
Smoking is still the leading cause of preventable death and disease in the United States.
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June 23, 2021
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation recently awarded 8 grants totaling more than $1.2 million for the Healthy Eating Active Living (HEAL) Initiative under the Healthy Living Priority Area. The purpose of the HEAL Initiative is to make healthy eating and active living the easy choice for youth and their families in…