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:

The Cool Spot. The teen’s place for information on alcohol and resisting peer pressure.

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