Smoking Stinks

| January 2, 2016

Smoking Stinks, a Learn To Live program of the Anne Arundel County Department of Health, has produced a tobacco use prevention video that also focuses on Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS), known as e-cigarettes or e-vapor products. The 60-second video was produced with help from Meade High School, local Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) chapters, and Pinnacle Communications. “No Smoking or Vaping; Join the Movement” features Anne Arundel County high school aged youth challenging their peers to end smoking and vaping. 

“No Smoking or Vaping; Join the Movement” was released on December 16 and will be played ranging from three to eight weeks in some Horizon Cinemas, NCM Cinemark and Screenvision theaters in Anne Arundel County.  

The video can also be viewed on the department’s YouTube page, https://www.youtube.com/user/AAHealth and its Smoking Stinks website, www.SmokingStinks.org. “No Smoking or Vaping” will also be featured on the department’s social media pages, including www.facebook.com/aahealth and www.twitter.com/aahealth.

Although Anne Arundel County teen smoking rates have decreased to 10.7 percent (2014 Youth Risk Behavior Survey), the use of ENDS products has increased; 22.8 percent of high school students reported being current e-vape users, and 42.6 percent reported having ever used an e-vape product.  

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