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Guest Column: The Explosion of Vaping and Youth Use

These are ample reasons to be concerned about youth vaping. Most importantly, nicotine is a highly addictive substance and young people are uniquely at risk for long-term long-lasting effects of exposing their developing brains to nicotine.

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Guest Column: Tobacco Industry Targeting Teens With Vaping

Why are so many youth vaping? E-cigarette liquids come in more than 8,000 different flavors — from Swedish Fish, to s'mores, to bubblegum — that are familiar and attractive to young people. And it's working.

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Guest Column: Quit Smoking to Celebrate American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, smoking is a leading cause of heart disease.

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Letter: Help Dad Quit Smoking for a Happy Father's Day

Are you looking for an original, meaningful, and inexpensive Father's Day gift? If your dad smokes, show him your love by supporting him in quitting smoking. Quitting can take many tries and he doesn’t have to do it alone!

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FreshStart Classes Offered to Help Women Quit Tobacco

Through a cooperation among the American Cancer Society, Vermont Blueprint for Health, Vermont Quit Partners, and Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, local women can attend a special class designed just for them.

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Letter: Thanks for Quitting Smoking

This Thanksgiving season, I'd like to remind readers to thank a co-worker, friend or family member who has quit smoking. Many smokers say quitting is the hardest thing they have ever done. Most smokers have to try a few times before they quit for good, and any amount of recognition can help someone stay quit.

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FreshStart Classes Offered to Help People Quit Tobacco

They will learn new ways to stop smoking or chewing, get tips on how to handle stress and withdrawal symptoms, meet others trying to quit, and receive free nicotine replacement.

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