Tobacco and Nicotine Taskforce

Our Mission

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

This video was created by students and the school nurse at Tomahawk Creek Middle School addressing Vaping.


The Truth Initiative Curriculum:

A NEW, free resource for high school students

Behind the Haze Videos 

Nicotine: The Great Manipulator

Fight the Hype


Hidden Weakness


How Do Vapes Work

CDC Parent Videos About Vaping

Cessation A Report by the US Surgeon General 2020

Cessation Executive Summary

Cessation Key Findings

Cessation Consumers Guide 

Cessation CDC Infographic

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

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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.

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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.

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Is ‘Juuling’ safe? What’s really inside the popular e-cigarette?

CDC Infographic

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.

Corrective Statements

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.