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truth launches fake vape company “depression stick!” to make a point

Truth Initiative, revealed its latest youth e-cigarette education effort exposing nicotine’s role as a contributor to the worsening youth mental health crisis.

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Colliding Crises: Youth Mental Health and Nicotine Use

Two health crises among youth — a mental health crisis and a vaping epidemic — pose increasing threats to a generation of young people.

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3 ways vaping affects mental health

While it is well known that nicotine harms developing brains, lesser known are the worrying connections between nicotine and mental health. Here are three ways vaping affects mental health.

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How e-cigarette brands are trying to link vaping with mental health

As youth e-cigarette use remains at epidemic levels and many young people report mental health concerns amid the pandemic, these marketing themes can be seen among many vape products. 

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Truth Initiative Statement on Harm Reduction

Harm reduction is a public health strategy that acknowledges not all people will choose to avoid risky behaviors and seeks to serve those people by providing less risky alternatives.

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The truth about opioids

The Truth About Opioids is helping young people understand the facts about opioids, the risk of addiction and the crucial role they can play in solving the crisis within their communities.

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