Student Drug & Tobacco Prevention Education and Resources

In St. Johns County:

82% of middle and high school students are NOT using alcohol
98% of middle and high school students are NOT smoking cigarettes
79% of middle and high school students are NOT vaping or using e-cigarettes
88% of middle and high school students are NOT using marijuana
99% of middle and high school students are NOT using inhalants
99% of middle and high school students are NOT abusing prescription drugs
Source: 2018 Florida Youth Substance Abuse Survey

E-cigarette/Juuling/Vaping

Teens are under the impression that because e-cigs don’t contain tobacco, they do not contain nicotine or harmful toxins making them low risk when it comes to their health. This is wrong.

E-cigs, including Juuls, contain nicotine and are addictive. For example, A Juul cartridge (called a Juul pod) contains about the same amount of nicotine as one pack of cigarettes. Source: NIDA

Over the past few months, research has turned up evidence that vaping can pose many brand new risks. Read more on the science of e-cigarettes from Science News for Students – https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/collections/vaping

Resources for Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs:

NIDA for Teens. Find out facts on drugs, read about challenges real teens face, and play games to test your knowledge.

Tobacco, Nicotine, and E-Cigarette Information– from NIDA for Teens