Panhandle Public Health District (PPHD) recently partnered with area students to spread the
word on the dangers of JUULing. The campaign featured high school athletes from around the
region who committed to saying no to the harmful effects of JUULing. One scholarship
recipient was selected based on a social media campaign and we are excited to announce the
winner of a $250 scholarship is Alliance High School Senior, Joel Baker. Joel is the son of Michael and Valerie Baker of Alliance
PPHD wants to remind everyone to not let the ads from JUUL fool you - JUUL's flavored e-
cigarettes can deliver the same amount of nicotine as 20 cigarettes. Last year, teen e-cigarette
use spiked to 78%. Most e-cigarettes contain nicotine, which is highly addictive and can harm
Some e-cigarettes look like regular tobacco products, such as cigarettes. But in recent years, e-
cigarettes look like other things, including USB flash drives, pens, and other everyday items.
JUUL is one of the most common e-cigarettes shaped like a USB flash drive. None of them are
safe for young people to use.
Help us spread the awareness of the harmful effects of e-cigarette use by talking to students
about the dangers today. We commend each of the area athletes that committed to being a
leader and helped raise awareness of this increasing problem by steering clear of the harmful
effects of JUULing.
For help quitting, the Nebraska Tobacco Quitline is available at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-
8669, and for Spanish services at 1-855-DÉJELO-YA (1-855-335-3569). We encourage parents
and teens to talk to your healthcare provider about resources and support. For additional
resources visit www.QuitNow.ne.gov or www.pphd.org.
Panhandle Public Health District is working together to improve the health, safety, and quality
of life for all who live, learn, work and play in the Panhandle. Our vision is that we are a
healthier and safer Panhandle Community.