According to the CDC, Nebraska ranks 6th among 36 other states for youth who use tobacco (i.e., cigarettes, smokeless tobacco, and/or cigars). The dangers of smoking are well-known. Smoking harms nearly every organ of the body, causing many diseases and affecting the health of smokers in general. Quitting smoking has immediate as well as long-term benefits for you and your loved ones.
We were pleased recently to see youth in Columbus NE get involved with prevention strategies to ensure kids do not start smoking or using tobacco products. No Limits is a youth-led tobacco prevention program that targets social change and was created through the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. We applaud their efforts and encourage other communities to engage their youth in prevention strategies to keep kids from ever starting to use tobacco products.
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