Tobacco Prevention Programs

BreakDown

Recent data indicates that the use of hookah and e-cigarettes is on the rise among teenagers. The “vaping” trend has resulted in many young adults trying tobacco products for the first time, unaware of the health consequences. BreakDown’s goal is to educate teens on the dangers of both hookah and electronic devices.

BreakDown’s youth-led street teams participate in school outreach and teen-focused community events, and use social media to spread awareness.

To learn more, visit www.BreakDownRiseUp.com or call (702) 759-1265.

 

LGBT Tobacco Prevention Program

In 2006, the Southern Nevada Health District developed a tobacco prevention program called CRUSH for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community. This innovative program was developed after the 2005 Clark County Adult Tobacco Survey revealed an alarmingly high smoking rate among LGBT community members. The LGBT community continues to have disproportionately high smoking rates compared to other groups.

The CRUSH campaign’s numerous outreach strategies include hosting smoke-free LGBT activities, sponsoring community events, and advertising in local LGBT media.

To learn more, visit www.socrush.com or call (702) 759-1265.

XPOZ

Created in 2000, the Southern Nevada Health District’s XPOZ (pronounced “expose”) tobacco prevention coalition has grown from 30 members (ages 13-17) to over 30,000 in 2016. XPOZ conducts numerous youth tobacco prevention outreach activities and is committed to further reducing tobacco use among Clark County youth who identify with the alternative music scene.

Prior to the development of XPOZ, Clark County youth smoking rates were consistently high at nearly 35%. Since the coalition was formed, youth smoking rates in Clark County have decreased* from 30% in 1999 to 6% in 2016.

To learn more, visit www.xpozlv.com or call (702) 759-1265.