The mission of the SAFE Tobacco and Nicotine Task Force is to engage and empower Virginia communities to reduce and prevent tobacco and ENDS use. Our vision is to have a community that is well educated about the public health and safety impacts of tobacco and ENDS use.
What We Do
- The SAFE TNT is a collaboration of key stakeholders from multiple organizations. Our collaborative partners include members from the Chesterfield County Police Department, Chesterfield Mental Health, Virginia Department of Health, American Cancer Society, Chesterfield County public Schools and VFHY
- We are striving to ensure our communities are well educated about the public health impact of tobacco and end use.
- We are able to share valuable resource materials with your organization.
This video was created by students and the school nurse at Tomahawk Creek Middle School addressing Vaping.
CDC Parent Videos about vaping
- CDC E-Cigarettes + Lung Injury Outbreak: https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/basic_information/
- Operation Parent: https://operationparent.org/
- Surgeon General’s Report on E-Cigarettes: https://e-cigarettes.surgeongeneral.gov
- American Cancer Society: https://www.cancer.org/healthy/stay-away-from-tobacco/keeping-yourkids-tobacco-free.html
Tobacco 21 Law
The legal age to buy tobacco and nicotine products will rise to 21 years old starting July 1, 2019. This law will not be grandfathered in and only active military may still purchase tobacco and nicotine products at age 18. See below to read more about it!
Thomas Dale High School Vaping Billboards
Thomas Dale Students created billboards to inform the public about the misconceptions of vaping. These billboards can be viewed off I95, Rt. 60, and other major roadways in Chesterfield County!
Virginia Prevention Works!
Vaping Resource for Parents and Teachers
It’s time to Rethink Vape!
Enjoy these free resources from RethinkVape
Their main site is: www.rethinkvape.org
On the web: http://evms-rethinkvape.swayprojects.com/videos/
“Teens who vape are 6x more likely to smoke”
Experts warns chesterfield parents of startling e-cigarette dangers.
Virginia Tobacco Control Updates
Virginia’s legislation updated the Tobacco 21 bill to incorporate regulating tobacco products in our school districts.
How To Talk To Your Kids About Vaping
Vaping among teens is a rising trend. Although it seems safe, be sure to educate yourself and your teen about the potential dangers.
Read the full article here: What-You-Need-to-Know-and-How-to-Talk-to-Your-Kids-About-Vaping-Guide-Partnership-for-Drug-Free-Kids
Vape CBD? The e-liquid might contain some unexpected ingredients.
Consuming CBD as an alternative to THC does not reduce the effect of that “high” feeling. Researchers found traces of 5F-ADB and DXM compounds, which leads to psychoactive effects. Check out the links below.
Is ‘Juuling’ safe? What’s really inside the popular e-cigarette?
E-cigarettes have the potential to benefit adult smokers who are not pregnant if used as a complete substitute for regular cigarettes and other smoked tobacco products. E-cigarettes are not safe for youth, young adults, pregnant women, or adults who do not currently use tobacco products. CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health has created a new e-cigarette infographic. It provides standard background information, including the health effects of using e-cigarettes and trends in use among youth and adults.
To download the inforgraphic (5 page PDF), please click the provided link: Electronic-Cigarettes-Infographic-508.
Starting on November 26, 2017, the major U.S. tobacco companies must begin running court-ordered television and newspaper ads that tell the American public the truth about the dangers of smoking and secondhand smoke. The ads – called corrective statements – will run in print and online in about 50 newspapers. They will also run for one year on the major television networks during prime time.
For more information on spreading the word please visit the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, there you will find social media graphics and language for use on Facebook and Twitter. The corrective statement TV ads themselves can be shared directly on Facebook and Twitter.
U.S. Surgeon General
The U.S. Surgeon General just released a report on e-cig use for youth and young adults. This is important information for everyone in our community. Click the link below to read the report and key findings.