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The Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment (WCDPHE) recently analyzed a survey from Healthy Kids Colorado to determine how vaping and smoking affects local teenagers.

The results? Nearly half of those surveyed admitted to using electronic vapor products, while one in four had tried cigarettes — habits that can lead to nicotine addiction, increased stress, poor health and more.

Now, WCDPHE is encouraging teens to try My Life, My Quit, a confidential and free resource designed to help young people quit vaping and smoking through coaching sessions, support and more.

We interviewed Melanie Cyphers, RN, BSN, Weld Substance Abuse Prevention Programs Supervisor at WCDPHE, about how teens can utilize My Life, My Quit to kick these unhealthy habits and take back control of their lives.

Wellness Wednesday: Q&A With the Weld County Department of Public Health and Environment

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