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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.

Program Lead: Bianca De León

Affiliated Grants

2018 PA 2: Smoke Free & Shift Positive Collaborative


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New podcast for your well-being

February 17, 2021

Emergence Health Network (EHN) in collaboration with Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso, and The Meadows Foundation, has launched a new “This is Wellness” podcast.

The podcast is dedicated to conversations surrounding life situations that contribute and can complicate our well-being. Season…

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