Presentation about youth tobacco use to be made

Published 11:23 pm Friday, November 3, 2017

Freeborn County Partners In Prevention Coalition is putting on a presentation from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in Bethany Hall at First Lutheran Church, 301 W. Clark St. in Albert Lea, about vaping trends, lingo and devices, as well as risks and prevention methods, according to a press release.

Tobacco continues to be the leading cause of preventable death and disease, according to the release. The tobacco industry spends nearly $1 million in advertising products that are appealing to children, including fruit, candy and mint flavors.

Used globally, their prevalence, especially among teenagers, has grown considerably. In 2015, more than a quarter of students across the country in grades six to 12, and more than a third of young adults, had tried e-cigarettes, according to the surgeon general.

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While the event is intended for adults only, attendees do not have to be a parent.

Slated to present are professionals from both the American Lung Association and Physician Advocacy Network.

The public is welcome to join in learning about youth tobacco use, strategies the tobacco industry is using to target children and specific products being used, as well as how the community can work together to prevent substance abuse among youth.

It will be a solutions-oriented and interactive discussion. Attendees are asked to pre-register at