Center Township protecting Young Lungs at Play

From left are Tracie Sypin, Prevention Specialist for Greene County Drug & Alcohol Program; Jeffrey Boyer, Tobacco Control Regional Coordinator for Adagio Health; State Rep. Pam Snyder; Center Township Supervisor Butch Deter; and Melissa Kirk, Director for Greene County Drug & Alcohol Program

At the August 13 Center Township Supervisors meeting, an updated Young Lungs at Play policy was signed and adopted into effect, which now includes vaping/e-cigarettes.

With the goal of eliminating children’s exposure to secondhand smoke, the policy prohibits any product containing, made or derived from tobacco or nicotine that is intended for human consumption, whether smoked, heated, chewed, absorbed, dissolved, inhaled, snorted, sniffed or ingested. This is included but not limited to cigarettes, cigars, little cigars, chewing tobacco, pipe tobacco, snuff and any electronic devices like electronic cigarettes, cigars, pipes or hookah.

Last week Center Township Supervisor Butch Deter received the Young Lungs at Play signs to be displayed throughout the Township’s park and was recognized for the Township’s efforts to help protect the health and safety of our youth.

For more information on Young Lungs at Play, visit www.tobaccofreesouthwest.org.

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