Here you will find media including BH WELL press coverages and a PSA series about teenage Juul use.
Luka Kinard became addicted to Juul when he was 14. Now 17 years old, he wants to share his story in hopes of helping others who are also fighting Juul addiction. This media resource provides five brief messages from Luka and his mom, Kelly. They have a message for health educators, health providers, teachers, and parents. Luka also has a special message just for other teens like himself who might be fighting Juul addiction. Finally, there is a longer conversation (about 45 minutes) between Luka and his mom, Kelly, where they just talk about Luka’s journey with Juul addiction and how he has battled his addiction (and continues to daily) in exchange for getting his life back.
Dr. Zim Okoli is featured in the Lexington Herald-Leader and UKNOW discussing a central focus of his research on patients with mental illness and nicotine use. He highlights the need to have a patient-centered care approach. Read the full 2015 article, “Patient-Centered Care Helps Overcome Mental Illness and Tobacco Use."