|What Parents Should Know: It is About to Get Harder for Minors to Vape |
E-cigarettes have been steadily gaining popularity with youth over the last few years. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of high schoolers who used e-cigarettes rose from 1.5% in 2011 to 16% in 2015.
New regulations from the FDA went into effect Monday, August 8. The hope is that these regulations will provide greater scrutiny of electronic devices and will make it more difficult for minors to vape.
|Tips For Teens: Detour Letter |
Each month we feature an inspirational letter from a student in our Detour Class. Detour is a class designed to gently but powerfully challenge common beliefs about drug and alcohol use. One of the assignments at the end of the class is to write a letter to a special person in your life that touches on some important aspects from the class.
|Action Point: Prescription Drug Disposal |
Did you know that Wisconsin teenagers use prescription drugs at a rate that is double the national average? Prescription drugs, commonly viewed as safer than illicit drugs, are readily available to teens. 54% of youth who abuse prescription drugs obtain them from a family member or friend.
So what can you do? Make sure that you properly dispose of your old or unused prescription drugs in one of Waukesha County's drug drop boxes.