E-cigarettes are designed to deliver nicotine and come in many forms, with the most popular looking like USB sticks. The devices heat a liquid into an aerosol that the user inhales. The liquid usually has nicotine and flavoring in it and other additives. According to the U.S. Surgeon General, e-cigarette use has grown dramatically over the course of the past five years, with usage by high school students exceeding adults.
“Northern Kentucky has a smoking problem,” said Brent Cooper, President & CEO of the NKY Chamber. “While nationally 14% of adults smoke cigarettes, 23% of NKY adults smoke and this does not include the newest epidemic facing the youth of our region: vaping. This is a critical conversation for our community to be having as the health of our future workforce is at stake.”
The Government Forum will run from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. and will take place at St. Elizabeth Training and Education Center (3861 Olympic Blvd, Erlanger, KY 41018). Tickets are $30 for NKY Chamber members, $40 for future members, $25 for NKYP Passport holders and are available online at www.nkychamber.com/events. Pre-registration is required.
Government Forum sponsors include Event Sponsors AT&T and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. The Host Sponsor is St. Elizabeth Healthcare