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Smoke-Free Illinois Act is (SFIA)

Smoke-Free Illinois Act is (SFIA)

Smoke-Free Illinois Act is (SFIA)The Smoke-Free Illinois Act is (SFIA) a state law which protects residents, workers, and visitors from the harmful effects of exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke and e-cigarette vapor by prohibiting smoking of all forms of combustible...

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Brain: Development Happens.

Brain: Development Happens.

When your child is small, it’s easy to be acutely aware of their growth patterns and how fast they’re growing. As they age, it’s easy to lose that awareness as they grow in other ways.

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MOMENTS to Protect Your Mental Health

MOMENTS to Protect Your Mental Health

Illinois teens recognize that alcohol impacts mental health. But do you know how it affects your well-being? Alcohol is a depressant that affects your brain’s natural level of happiness chemicals like serotonin and dopamine. Also, underage drinking can lead to stressful situations, like problems with parents, performance, school, and the law. These problems can leave you feeling anxious or depressed.

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Brains: Development Happens.

Brains: Development Happens.

The brain is the epicenter of all life. Without it, we don’t breathe, make decisions, or even move our bodies. Teens damaging their developing brains by using alcohol underage can have big consequences both now and down the road.

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How Do I Fit In?

How Do I Fit In?

Many pre-teens and teens feel the need to fit in with their peers and be part of a group. Some might even perceive that alcohol is a part of that scene.

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Moments to be a good friend

Moments to be a good friend

Don’t let alcohol get in the way of your friendships. Research shows alcohol can lead to relationship problems and fighting. Plus, most Illinois teens report that their friends feel it’s wrong for them to drink.

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Peers: How Do I Fit In?

Peers: How Do I Fit In?

Many pre-teens and teens feel pressure to fit in with their peers and be part of a group. Youth might perceive that alcohol is part of that scene or use could be expected of them. Parents know there is enough drama and emotion throughout adolescence without alcohol getting into the mix!

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Moments To See Your Potential

Moments To See Your Potential

You are so close to your goals. Get there without alcohol. Underage drinking puts you at risk of legal penalties, including probation, jail time, fines, and losing your driver’s license.

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