E-cigarette Use - Know the Risks

Surgeon General Advisory: E-Cigarettes an Epidemic

E-cigarette use poses a significant – and avoidable – health risk to young people in the United States. Besides increasing the possibility of addiction and long-term harm to brain development and respiratory health, e-cigarette use is associated with the use of other tobacco products that can do even more damage to the body. Even breathing e-cigarette aerosol that someone else has exhaled poses potential health risks. (surgeongeneral.gov)


Get the facts. Know the risks. Take action. And get resources.

Go to the Surgeon General’s Website.

Center for Disease Control (CDC) information on Electronic Cigarettes.

Truth Initiative – Inspiring Tobacco-Free Lives

Become A Smoke-Free Teen

Tobacco, Nicotine and E-Cigarettes

This Is Quitting

E-Cigarette Prevention

Video on Dangers of E-Cigarettes, Vaping and JUULS (taped at Bluffton High School).

Drug-Free Communities

$625,000 Grant Awarded!

White House Drug Policy Awards $625,000 to LowCountry Alliance for Healthy Youth


Richard Baum, Acting Director of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), announced 719 Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program grants totaling $89 million. The grants will provide local community coalitions funding to prevent youth substance use, including prescription drugs, marijuana, tobacco, and alcohol. LowCountry Alliance for Healthy Youth was the only grant recipient in South Carolina and will receive $625,000 in DFC grant funds over a five year period, from 2017-2022, receiving $125,000 each year. The Community Foundation of the Lowcountry will serve as the fiscal agent.

Recognizing that local problems need local solutions, DFC-funded coalitions engage multiple sectors of the community and employ a variety of strategies to address local drug problems. Coalitions are comprised of community leaders, parents, youth/youth serving organizations, schools, faith-based and fraternal organizations, healthcare and business professionals, government, law enforcement, and media.

The Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program, created by the Drug-Free Communities Act of 1997, is the Nation’s leading effort to mobilize communities to prevent youth substance use. The DFC Program is directed by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), in partnership with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).