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Red Ribbon Week Impact Chesnee High Student Club The following video was written and directed by members of the Impact Chesnee High student club at Chesnee High School for the 2017 Red Ribbon Week. This student club is part of Impact Spartanburg. These students are true leaders in their community and are making strides to ... Read More

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Recognizing Biases: What I Learned through my Internship with Impact Spartanburg   Markeisha Nesbitt   So you think you know a lot about alcohol and drugs? Try again. The things we know from past experiences and TV commercials are merely a thing of the past. The products are less noticeable and there’s easier access to ... Read More

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Are youth that do not smoke regular cigarettes becoming more likely to smoke e-cigarettes?  Electronic cigarette producers main intentions are for those that smoke harmful cigarettes to switch over to the “less” harmful electronic cigarettes.  However, according to a study, this is not always the case.  It is becoming more and more common for youth ... Read More

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  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaNMAy3rs8M&feature=youtu.be Please take the time to watch this short video put together by people that have personal stories relating to tobacco use. Everyone is probably able to think of someone in their lives that smokes, or has smoked in the past.  It is a great health risk, and stopping at any age will have ... Read More

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Are the warning labels on cigarettes helping people stop smoking?  According to a recent study, it at least keeps the thought in their mind.   The study showed that even if the consumer is trying not to notice these messages they will still think about the consequences of smoking if they know the label is ... Read More

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I would just like to remind everyone about our facebook page!   https://www.facebook.com/SpartanburgImpact   Audrey, one of our great IMPACT volunteers, takes the time to update our page whenever we find new information we want to share.  We are currently trying to connect with other organizations as well as individuals.  We encourage everyone to go ... Read More

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  The Community Alcohol and Drug IMPACT Coalition is very lucky to have our partnership with local law enforcement.  They are greatly involved in our efforts and always offer assistance by helping to make sure restaurants and businesses comply with age restrictions on alcohol and tobacco by doing compliance checks. We send out teams of ... Read More

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The Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) is what we use to plan and implement prevention activities. This is the process we used to determine where, how, and why we needed a Drug Free Communities grant in this area.   According to SAMHSA’s website: “The SPF process: Promotes youth development Reduces risk-taking behaviors Builds assets and resilience ... Read More

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This year at the CADCA Mid-Year Training Institute in Orlando, Florida we are lucky enough to invite an IMPACT Coalition Member to take part.  It’s always exciting when a volunteer is able to participate and share the information they have learned.   The training this year is “The Power of the Movement” and takes place ... 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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