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MEDIA ALERT/PHOTO OPPORTUNITY

January 21, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:    Laura Brinson
Public Health Impacts Administrator
859.344.5474
laura.brinson@nkyhealth.org

MEDIA ALERT/PHOTO OPPORTUNITY

What:              The Northern Kentucky Health Department and other community partners are presenting a forum titled, “Prevent the Next Generation of Addiction: A Forum to Stop Youth Vaping” to educate parents and those who work with youth on the dangers associated with youth e-cigarette use.

When:             Thursday, January 23, 2020, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Where:            Ignite Institute (37 Atlantic Ave. Erlanger, Ky.)

Why:               The event will feature a keynote presentation from a mother whose child was diagnosed with vaping-related lung illness, as well as a panel of local experts in health care and public health, legislators and school officials discussing how adults can talk with youth about not using e-cigarettes, what is being done at the state and regional levels to prevent youth e-cigarette use, and resources to help youth quit. There will be an opportunity for questions at the end. For more information on the event, visit https://nkyhealth.org/individual-or-family/individual-health/e-cigarettes/

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The Northern Kentucky Health Department provides high-quality public health services to more than 400,000 residents of Boone, Campbell, Grant and Kenton Counties, with a goal of preventing disease, promoting wellness and protecting against health threats. The Health Department seeks to be a nationwide leader in public health, and was one of the first in the country to earn national public health accreditation. For more information, visit www.nkyhealth.org.