No Vape November NEWS

Friday, Nov 03, 2023
Putnam County Health Department Promotes No Vape November
The Putnam County Health Department is recognizing No Vape November to raiseawareness about Tennessee’s youth vaping epidemic, and to promote the resources available to prevent and stop vaping.“It’s extremely important to keep engaging with our youth to prevent them from using any form of nicotineproducts,” Director Lisa Bumbalough of Putnam County Health Department
said. “Tobacco use is still one ofthe top causes of death in Tennessee and this generation could put an end to that. It’s amazing to see theyouth in our community serving as peer influencers and advocates for preventing tobacco and nicotineaddiction.”
The U.S. Surgeon General recently declared the use of electronic cigarettes among youth an epidemic. A2022 study from the FDA and CDC estimated more than 2.5 million U.S. middle and high school studentsreported currently using electronic cigarettes. In Tennessee, nearly 1 in 5 high school students reported using electronic in the 2021 Tennessee Youth RiskBehavior Survey.
The Tennessee Department of Health, through the TNSTRONG program, has distributed No VapeNovember toolkits to the State’s local health departments. If you are interested in participating in
No Vape November or learning more, please contact Putnam CountyHealth Department
Health Educators,
Elizabeth Rooks
( 931)-646-7735
Hannah Cross
TNSTRONG and No Vape November information is on Facebook and Instagram.
More information about initiatives to reduce tobacco use and tobacco-related disease in Tennessee is alsoavailable on TDH’s website for the Tobacco Use and Prevention Control Program.
The mission of the Tennessee Department of Health is to protect, promote and improve the health andprosperity of people in Tennessee. Learn more about TDH services and programs at