At the Asian American Center of Frederick, we work to protect youth in our community from potential lifelong health risks attributed to the use of tobacco and nicotine products. We do this through tobacco/nicotine education and tobacco merchant educational visits.
We offer educational workshops on the health impact of tobacco and nicotine products on health for interested groups or community partners. Lessons can be adjusted based on the audience to include information on:
- Health effects of tobacco and nicotine
- Smoking during pregnancy
- Secondhand smoke
- The connection between tobacco/nicotine and chronic health conditions
It is illegal to sell tobacco products to anyone under 18, and all retailers must I.D. to prevent underage sales. Most people addicted to tobacco and nicotine started while under the age of 18. In partnership with local and state health departments, we are able to provide tobacco merchant education visits at tobacco vendor locations throughout Frederick County.
For more information on how to get involved, contact Ashley Rose Bennett at firstname.lastname@example.org.