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Monthly Archives: May 2014

Previously, our main focus for our Drug Free Communities Grant has been preventing underage alcohol consumption and tobacco use.   For the past few years we have used the “Communities that Care Survey”, which surveys almost all 9th and 11th grade students in the county.  The most recent data is from the beginning of this ... Read More

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“Smoking Alcohol”   A fad that was popular in the early 2000’s, that poses new health risks, is coming back quickly.  “Smoking” alcohol is a way to inhale the vapors from the alcohol rather than drinking it.   By doing this the alcohol does not go through the stomach or liver to be filtered.  Instead ... Read More

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According to an article in the New York Times the liquid used in e-cigarette can contain as much formaldehyde and other carcinogens as regular cigarettes when heated to an unsafe temperature.   When consumers use “tank systems” instead of the normal heating device in most e-cigarettes the liquid is heated considerably higher than usual. This ... Read More

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Prescription Drug Take-Back Results! April 2014 This was a safe way to reduce the amount of prescription medications that get into our water supply, landfills, and into the hands of those who would abuse them.  These unused or expired pills were taken to be destroyed, while the bottles and plastic they came in were recycled. ... Read More

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