Denise Manassa

Businesses requiring tobacco buyers to be 21

Businesses requiring tobacco buyers to be 21

For years, youth smoking had been in decline. Then e-cigarette devices hit the market, resulting in a spike in youth tobacco use. According to the National Youth Tobacco Survey for 2018, 4.9 million middle and high schoolers report currently using tobacco.   Read the full article in the May 23 issue of Navarre Press. Visit […]

‘Vaping’ gives tobacco pushers a new way to hook teens

‘Vaping’ gives tobacco pushers a new way to hook teens

Navarre middle and high school students are lighting up addictive drugs, whether parents realize it or not, but the method has changed. Vape pens, juuls, e-cigarettes and their kin have altered the landscape of underage tobacco use from cigarette smoke to the misnamed “vapor.” Read the full article in the Feb. 21 issue of Navarre […]

National Night Out to unite community

National Night Out to unite community

Back to school is rapidly approaching, and the 35th Annual National Night Out, Aug. 7, aims to help Santa Rosa County’s youngest residents prepare for the coming school year. National Night Out is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and Target stores each year in partnership with local organizations to offer entertainment, information, […]

Drug offending teens get second chance

Drug offending teens get second chance

Roughly 11 percent of Santa Rosa County high schoolers have abused at least one type of prescription drug. Some have tried opioids, and others have combined pills. As the U.S. faces a mounting opioid epidemic, Santa Rosa schools, courts and treatment centers are seeing the problem strike the younger generation. Read the full article in […]