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Now offering - INDEPTH - an intervention program for nicotine dependence

Approximately 13 of every 100 middle school students and 31 of every 100 high school students report current use of nicotine products, including e-cigarettes. The number of middle and high school students vaping more than doubled from 2017 to 2018, prompting the U.S. Surgeon General to say that this new behavior is an ‘epidemic.’ (

INDEPTH (Intervention for Nicotine Dependence: Education, Prevention, Tobacco, and Health), developed by the American Lung Association, is an interactive program that teaches teens ages 14-18 about nicotine dependence, establishing healthy alternatives and making the change to be free of all nicotine products. INDEPTH is a forward-thinking alternative to suspension or citation for tobacco and e-cigarette use.

The 4-hour program is free of charge for Northern Michigan students/youth who have demonstrated high risk behavior related to nicotine products and is facilitated by a certified instructor. Registration can be completed at

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Up North Prevention at


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