By Erica Kritt, Carroll County Times Staff Writer
Friday, May 30, 2008
The use of smokeless tobacco in
According to statistics from the Maryland Adult Tobacco Surveys and Maryland Youth Tobacco Surveys conducted by the state’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Carroll saw an 18.7 percent increase in tobacco use among underage youths between 2000 and 2006.
Barbara White, coordinator for the Carroll County Health Department’s Cigarette Restitution Fund Program, said the program is working to address the problem.
White and her co-workers presented the latest statistics at a meeting Thursday in
Hegg had Caroline
The nontobacco products were meant to be used as a way to satisfy the habit of chewing without the dangers of tobacco for people attempting to quit,
“On an average night, 100 to 140 people saw the display,” she said. “I think we at least planted the seed and gave people a tool [to quit].”
White said she hopes to have more programs like
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20080530 Tobacco use among Carroll youths on the rise by Erica Kritt