Don't be tricked by Big Tobacco this year! They have some scary tactics for getting youth hooked on vaping. They try their hardest to target ethnic minorities and youth to have you hooked for life! Did you know...

  • In 2019, more than 1600 vaping related illnesses were reported to the CDC 🎃
  • In 2019, vaping related illnesses were reported in 49 of 50 states 🎃
  • Approximately 4/5ths of patients who die from vaping related illnesses are under the age of 35 🎃
  • 15% of patients who die from vaping related illnesses are under the age of 18 🎃
  • Over 1/4 of high school students reported using e-cigarette products 🎃
  • Many e-cigarettes contain acrolein, nicotyrine, and formaldehyde, a cancer-causing agent 🎃
  • When using e-cigarette products, nicotine reaches the brain in 10 seconds 🎃
  • One Juul pod contains as much nicotine as an entire pack of cigarettes 🎃
  • Nicotine is especially harmful to people under the age of 25 🎃
  • Teen use of e-cigarettes has doubled since 2017 🎃
  • Current smokers faced nearly three times the risk of premature death by cardiovascular disease compared with people who never smoked, with the risk being higher among those who began smoking during childhood🎃

    ITAT Student Spotlight: Antoinette Rapaito 

 This month, our ITAT student spotlight is Provo High Schools Antoinette 

Rapaito. She is a junior this year at Provo High. She loves doing outdoor activities especially during the summer, and loves spending time with her family. After high school, she wants to attend college at the University of Utah or the University of Nevada, Reno to study psychology. She chooses to participate in ITAT because "the Micronesian community we have in Utah is very small and [she] want[s] to be an example for the youth we have". Keep up the great work, Antoinette! We are happy to have you in our ITAT family!


Tobacco Facts: 

MY LIFE MY QUIT: is a new service available to teens, to assist them in quitting the highly addictive nicotine products that comprise the teen vaping epidemic. All they need to do is text "Start My Quit" 855-891-9989 to talk or text with a quit coach to cheer them on in their journey of quitting!

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Suicide Facts :

  • Suicide is the 10th cause of death in the US (for all ages)
  • There is one suicide every 12 minutes in the US
  • Suicide takes the lives of over 44,965 Americans every year
  • An estimated quarter million people each year become suicide survivors (AAS).

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The Pacific Islander community in Utah has the highest rates of COVID-19. Please continue to practice safe social distancing practices and wear masks in public places!

                      UPCOMING EVENTS:

NOVEMBER: Lung cancer awareness month

Nov. 9: Flu shot clinic 6-8pm at the Glendale mountain view community learning center at 1388 navajo st. SLC, 84104

Nov. 14: National Diabetes Day

Nov. 19: Great American Smokeout

Nov. 26: Thanksgiving Day

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