PREVENTION & EDUCATION
Nicotine is highly addictive and harms adolescent brain development. Using nicotine during adolescence harms the parts of the brain that control attention, learning, mood, and impulse control.
Nicotine is a prevalent concern in the United States, with its use on the rise, particularly among adolescents and young adults.
Nicotine use during adolescence can have lasting detrimental effects on physical and mental health. It’s noteworthy that 1 in 4 high school students in the U.S. currently uses nicotine products, and those who start using nicotine at a young age are more likely to become addicted.
Efforts to combat youth nicotine use involve various strategies aimed at reducing access to these products.
Explore prevention and educational resources to help prevent & combat nicotine addiction.