A Safe & Healthy Community
Safe & Healthy Communities (SHC) is a local community coalition comprised of a variety of health professionals focused on addressing substance abuse in Wexford and Missaukee Counties. Their mission is to build and mobilize a comprehensive, community-wide social movement to substantially reduce substance abuse in our extended communities. .
Unfortunately, the fact is that people have died from causes associated with the use of vaping products, and underage drinking.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that, as of December 10, 2019, there are 2,409 hospitalization cases of vaping-related lung injuries in the U.S., resulting in 52 deaths across 26 states. A recent survey done by the Cadillac Youth Advisory Committee asked students 9-12 grade, which substance is currently being abused, 73.1% said vaping. When asked if they knew the health risks, 97.4 said they did. The 7th & 8th graders said 89.2% of the students are abusing vaping. The numbers are shocking! 99.1% said they understand the health issues associated Read more