May Safety Alerts: Better Safe Than Sorry

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Dangers of Smokeless Tobacco Among Teens

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expanding “The Real Cost” Smokeless Tobacco Prevention Campaign to motivate mainly white male teenagers in rural communities about the use of smokeless tobacco and its negative health consequences. Did you know that more than 2,600 youth under age 18 have already smoked their first cigarette, and nearly 1,300 youth have already used smokeless tobacco for the first time.

Smokeless tobacco includes different types of products, such as dip, chew and types of tobacco that dissolve when placed in the mouth, and the campaign is part of the FDA’s ongoing efforts to prevent at-risk youth from starting to use tobacco. Spread the word in your community and share these social media messages.

 10 Tips to Keep Your Baby Safe

Feeling overwhelmed by all the choices and advice from friends and relatives about your new baby? What to do? What to buy? Watch this video for some advice for new parents from the U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission about nursery product safety.

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See more tips and safety alerts on TheSafetyCouncil.org.

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