(Utah DOH, center4research.com, tobaccofreekids.org)
-1 juul pod contains the same amount of nicotine as 20 cigarettes
-In 2018 nearly 5 million youth used e-cigarettes
-E-cigarettes contain heavy metals like tin and lead
-Loss of eyesight is a symptom of prediabetes and diabetes
-Diabetes can cause loss of feeling in fingers and toes, and lead to amputations
-33% of people have prediabetes and are not aware of it
-Pacific Islanders are at an increased risk of developing diabetes
Corona Virus Update
Although Utah has opened many businesses, it is always good to be cautious and practice good hygiene, especially during this time! Don't forget to wear a mask to public places, and wash your hands often! Stay Safe everyone!
In addition, during this COVID-19 pandemic we have seen in Utah that Pacific Islanders are being disproportionately impacted by the virus. This is due in part to the multi-generational living situations that are common in our community. The state average for positive tests in Utah is 4-5%, but the percentage of Pacific Islanders testing positive is above 10%.