Children’s of Alabama, UAB Get Grant to Help Prevent Kids from Using Tobacco

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Repost from WRBC.com

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) – Children’s of Alabama and UAB are teaming up to help prevent kids from smoking e-cigarettes or using tobacco.

The department of public health is giving an $80,000 grant to collect data on youth cigarette use in the Birmingham metro area. That information will be used to protect children from tobacco exposure. It would also go toward education about the dangers.

“We want to get more data. That’s what the grant enables us to do. Then we’re going to use that data to help promote policies that protect our youth and then provide education to our youth to let them know the real facts,” Dr. Susan Walley said.

Dr. Walley says children are much more vulnerable than adults to the dangers of smoking and secondhand smoke.

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