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  • The Collaboration Council announces the availability of mini-grant funding to help community-based organizations deliver activities to middle and high school youth and those under age 21 that will help prevent their illegal use and abuse of alcohol, marijuana, over-the-counter, prescription and/or other drugs. Grants can range from $500 to $1,000; applicants must provide a local match (cash, in-kind) equal to 30% of the requested mini-grant amount. Applications are due November 2, 2018. This is part of the Collaboration Council led Many Voices for Smart Choices—Montgomery County Alliance to Prevent Youth Substance Abuse. Funding comes from the Montgomery County government. Click on title to download the complete details.

  • Presented by Doug Tipperman, MSW, SAMHSA

  • A survey shows a notable increase of electronic cigarettes in middle school and high school, making a strong case for regulation. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found 10 percent of high school students had tried an e-cigarette last year, compared with 5 percent the previous year. (Source: The New York Times, by The Editorial Board)

  • Most young people in the U.S. who use newer smokeless tobacco products are smoking cigarettes too, according to new research. (Source: Reuters Health, by Anne Harding)