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CDC Releases New Information and Resources to Support 2016 Surgeon General's Report

Thursday, February 9, 2017   (0 Comments)

CDC has shared new information and resources pertaining to the recently released Surgeon General’s Report "E-cigarette Use Among Youth and Young Adults."
CDC’s homepage features an article to complement the new Surgeon General’s Report on e-cigarettes among youth and young adults. The article — titled "E-cigarettes and Young People: A Public Health Concern" — includes the following:

  • A brief description of what e-cigarettes are and how they are used.
  • A call to action—“Talk with teens and young adults you know about the dangers of e- cigarette use.”
  • A list of specific actions that parents and other adults can take to address e-cigarette use among young people.
  • Related messages on OSH’s social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube).

CDC sent television PSA directors throughout the country a letter and a link to download the 2016 Surgeon General’s Report PSA video. The letter asks that the directors include this new PSA in their rotations. You can view the PSA on YouTube. To view a broadcast quality version of the PSA, you can use this link: CDC OSH Surgeon General TV PSA - FINAL Encoded for Broadcast.
This is an opportunity for you and your partners to consider reaching out to PSA directors in your communities to ensure that they received the letter regarding the PSA, and to encourage them to include it in their PSA rotations. You could also consider using this opportunity to tell them more about your program and direct them to evidence-based resources related to tobacco prevention and control.
More Resources
Visit the website Know the Risks - E-cigarettes and Young People, where you can find additional resources designed to help parents and other adults talk to young people about e-cigarettes. These materials include:

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