Life of a Student Athlete: Tip of the Week

Tip of the Week: Vaping isn’t considered safe for teens because your brain is still developing and can expose you to toxic substances and nicotine.

Exposure to nicotine and toxic substances in vaping devices can cause your breathing to become rapid and shallow, as well as increase heart rate and blood pressure.  The vapor can contain volatile organic compounds, flavoring such as diacetyl which is a chemical linked to a serious lung disease and heavy metals such as nickel, tin and lead. Nicotine use can also rewire the brain, which can impact your concentration, learning and impulse control.

Parent/Adult Vaping Educational Video Part 2

Parents Get Educated Video- Part 2- Vaping and Juuling- What to look for

Over the past year vaping has taken over middle and high schools across the nation. In this short video- part 2 in our series- parents can learn about the most popular vaping device, JUUL. Know how it works, what to look for, and how you can prevent your child from getting hooked. #KnowledgeIsPower

Posted by Healthy Lincoln County on Monday, January 14, 2019

Adult Educational Video on Vaping

Parents Get Educated Video- Juuling and Vaping- Part 1

At Healthy Lincoln County in Damariscotta we have been working to provide parents with more resources on vaping. Over the past year vaping has taken over middle and high schools across the nation. In this short video, parents can learn about the most popular vaping device, JUUL. Know how it works, what to look for, and how you can prevent your child from getting hooked. #KnowledgeIsPower

Posted by Healthy Lincoln County on Monday, January 14, 2019

Life of a Student Athlete Tip of the Week

Tip: Misusing prescription drugs can be harmful to your health and impact your participation in sports.

 

Only take medications that are prescribed to you and follow instructions from the doctor carefully. Prescription drugs and over-the-counter drugs including sleeping pills, anti-anxiety drugs and cough and cold remedies can be harmful to your health if you don’t take the medication as directed. Do not take any medications that are prescribed to someone else, side effects can include nausea, dizziness, loss of appetite or even vision loss.

How to Help Teens Quit Vaping

Did you find vaping pods from your teen or their friend? Now what? Click on the image below to learn more about what you can do to learn if they are addicted and what you can do to help.

Successful Project Sticker Shock in Yarmouth

Thank you to Yarmouth High School students, Lt. Daniel Gallant, Yarmouth Maine Police Department, Jennifer Erickson, Yarmouth High School Instructional Strategist and our local businesses- Hannaford Supermarkets and Cumberland Farms for a successful Project Sticker Shock.

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Thank you, Scott Gagnon!

Thank you to Scott Gagnon, MPP, PS-C, from AdCare Educational Institute of Maine for providing Casco Bay CAN Coalition members an informative presentation on, “Marijuana Legalization Implementation, Medical Marijuana Reforms and Implication for Prevention ”

 

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