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Vermont Colleges are Giving Tobacco the Boot

August 15th | by Deb Wolf

Current prEvents   August 12, 2017   Times Argus By Mariah Sanderson Tobacco use is still the leading cause of premature and preventable death, and is responsible for 480,000 deaths a year in the United States. Here in Vermont, the costs of smoking are estimated at $348 ...

Substance use in older adults on the rise

Current prEvents  – Times Argus – July 25, 2017 By Matt Whalen For healthy adults age 65 and over, drinking more than one drink a day puts a person at risk of serious health problems. Seniors should drink even less, or not at all, if ...


Colchester Chief of Police Jennifer Morrison (speaking), Washington County Sheriff, Sam Hill, Montpelier Police Chief Tony Facos, and Barre City officers were joined by other law enforcement officers at the Statehouse June 20th for a press conference to explain why they recommend strengthening Vermont’s foundation ...

Make Every Day World No Tobacco Day

Riley Cook and Rachel Sucher, members of Montpelier High School’s Substance Abuse Prevention group, pictured here promoting awareness on World No Tobacco Day.  At the May 31st event, students learned about the harmful impacts of tobacco products on the body and the consequences of nicotine use ...

Flavored Tobacco Products are Being Targeted to Youth

Current prEvents     June 16, 2017     Times Argus By Ginny Burley, Prevention Specialist, Central Vermont New Directions Coalition One thing that tobacco companies do really well: they find ways to create new customers. As older smokers quit or die, Big Tobacco needs to ...

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