Communi-Key

Cumberland, North Smithfield & Lincoln Prevention Coalitions

Communicating with you, so together, we can promote a safe and healthy drug free environment.

November 2017

And just like "THAT"...the holidays are upon us! We hope everyone had a safe and happy Thanksgiving! The holidays can certainly be stressful (not only for adults, but for children, as well)....We urge you to take some time from the "hustle and bustle" and enjoy the beauty of the holiday season.


Don't wait until the fourth Thursday in November, to sit with family and friends to give thanks. Make every day a day of Thanksgiving!” -Charmaine J. Forde

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"It's the most wonderful time of year....."

The Town of North Smithfield & the North Smithfield Prevention Coalition are proudly sponsoring the annual "Holiday on the Common" on Sunday, December 3rd, 2017, from 4:30-6:30pm, at the Slatersville Congregational Church.

Please join us for this FREE, fun-filled family event! Enjoy festive music by the North Smithfield Jazz Band, Caroling by the NS Girl Scouts, the lighting of the Town Holiday Tree, visit from Santa (great photo opportunity!), light refreshments and crafts for the kids!

This is annual evening is always a wonderful community event.....we hope you can join us!

VAPING 101:

In last months edition of Communi-Key, we featured an extensive amount of information abut vaping. It is a HUGE concern among parents and educators alike for teens. We are repeating this information again in this issue to help parents identify and understand the varieties and complexities of vaping, as well as the dangers.
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Vaping:  Get Up to Speed with a Growing Teen Trend

RI had the lowest rate of cigarette use in the nation in 2015 for both middle school and high school students, but the soaring popularity of e-cigarettes in those age groups is offsetting that progress.

E-cigarette use and "vaping" among young adults has increased considerably in recent years. In 2015, more than a quarter of students in grades 6 through 12 and more than a third of young adults had ever tried e-cigarettes.

E-cigarette use poses a significant – and avoidable – health risk to young people. Besides increasing the possibility of addiction and long-term harm to brain development and respiratory health, e-cigarette use is associated with the use of other tobacco products that can do even more damage to the body.

Learn the risks about Vaping and here's a great fact sheet to help you start the conversation with your teen.

Teens are also vaping marijuana oils and concentrates. Learn the lingo!

Fortunately, RI recently passed legislation that requires child resistant packaging for e-liquid used in electronic nicotine-delivery systems such as e-cigarettes. In addition, the legislation prohibits use of electronic nicotine delivery systems on school property, the same way cigarettes are banned

Interested in becoming a member of the Lincoln or Cumberland Prevention Coalition?

Interested in finding out or becoming a member of the Blackstone Valley Prevention Coalition? Please join us for our monthly meeting!

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

(For Lincoln Residents) at 3:30pm, Lincoln Town Hall
(For Cumberland Residents) at 5:00pm, Cumberland Public Library

Please join us & learn how YOU can be a part of prevention for the community!


Please watch our Facebook page, Blackstone Valley Prevention Coalition, for more exciting news!