Teens who learn anti-drug messages at home are 42 percent less likely to use drugs.
Parents are the first line of defense when it comes to tobacco prevention. Tobacco Free Lancaster County encourages parents to discuss the dangers of smoking or spit tobacco use with their children. The internet offers a variety of resources that provide information, conversation-starters, role plays, and a variety of other tools to help parents talk with their kids about tobacco use. You may call the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department Tobacco Prevention Program, 402-441-6225, to speak with someone about tobacco prevention and intervention.
To access online resources about parents and tobacco use, visit the sites below:
Above the Influence: Helping teens become aware of the influences around them
The Cool Spot: The young teen’s place for resisting peer pressure
Department of Health and Human Services: National Clearinghouse for Drug and Alcohol Information
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA): For teens, parents, and teachers