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Everywhere you look, our children are surrounded by kid-tempting nicotine products and marketing tactics. In all its forms, nicotine can addict young people and keep them hooked for life. It can damage their growing brains, leading to memory and attention problems. It can also cause serious illnesses like cancer or heart disease, and amplify stress, anxiety and depression. 

That’s why it’s important to take actions that help protect teens’ physical and mental health—in all the spaces you and the kids in your life live, work, and play. Here's how you can help.  It can make all the difference. 

What You Can Do to Take Action:

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Voice your concerns to local officials to make a difference. Enter your name, choose your location, and your email will be directed to your mayor or county supervisors.

Send a Letter in 3 Clicks 

Dear ______________,

My name is ________________ from_____________________ 


Youth vaping remains a serious health concern in our community. Flavors appeal to children and leads to increased initiation among youth, and ultimately to a lifelong addiction to nicotine. California has some of the strongest laws in the nation to protect youth from tobacco products, including vaping. However, these state laws only work if they are properly carried out. 


Please enforce the flavors ban ( SB793) to help continue to protect our youth from a lifetime of addiction.



Learn more on how to write an individualized letter of support

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Get Involved in Local Efforts 

Join us—the SLO County Tobacco Control Coalition (TCC)—to get involved in local efforts to prevent tobacco use. Sign up for our monthly newsletter to stay up to date on local, state, and federal tobacco issues and/or email us to learn more on how you can get involved! 

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