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New Resources Available with Updated Tobacco Use Data

Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids has released several new resources and toll sheets with updates reflecting recently released new data. Data from the 2016 BRFSS was released by the CDC, providing state-specific adult smoking prevalence data. […]

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posted on 10/11/2017

FDA to launch campaign against e-cigarette use among youth

Reuters By Toni Clarke WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Hot on the heels of its proposal to lower nicotine levels in cigarettes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced plans on Tuesday for an education campaign to discourage […]

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posted on 08/08/2017

The FDA just unveiled one of the most important public health initiatives of the century

The Washington Post By Editorial Board THE FOOD and Drug Administration unveiled last week what may be one of the most important public-health initiatives of this century: an ambitious long-term strategy to finally end tobacco’s cycle […]

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posted on 08/04/2017

Local businesses to be recognized for smoke-free environments

Northern Nevada Business Weekly Smoke-free environments are more in demand now than ever.  For many local businesses it makes sense to be smoke-free.  The Washoe County Health District’s Chronic Disease Prevention Program (CDPP) works to empower […]

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posted on 06/22/2017

U.S. Teens Dump Tobacco, E-Cigarettes

NBC News By Maggie Fox Teen smoking rates have hit new lows in the U.S. and, for the first time, fewer high school students are trying e-cigarettes, new data show. The latest report on teen smoking […]

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posted on 06/16/2017

IU Study: Smoking ban led to 25 percent drop in heart attacks in Indy

Indy Star By Shari Rudavsky Indianapolis saw a 25 percent decrease in the monthly number of hospital admissions for acute heart attacks in the years after the city passed a smoke-free ordinance, according to an Indiana University study released […]

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posted on 06/01/2017

Many Adults Don’t Think Exposure To Vaping Is Bad For Kids

Nevada Public Radio By Courtney Columbus Despite the toxic ingredients commonly found in e-cigarettes and other vaping products, many adults don’t think secondhand e-cigarette aerosol poses a risk to children, according to a report published Thursday […]

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posted on 05/25/2017

Smell the coffee not the smoke- Customers increase as Carl’s- The Saloon goes smoke-free

Northern Nevada Business Weekly By Marcus Villagran Ron Svasek, co-owner of Carl’s — The Saloon, walked into his pub on a recent morning and smelled the coffee, something he said he was never able to do […]

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posted on 05/08/2017

Citizen group continues to push clean air initiative

The Spectrum By Lucas M Thomas As efforts continue by the Mesquite Citizens for Clean Indoor Air to eradicate smoke from the city’s casinos, a recent survey from the Southern Nevada Health District shows the population […]

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posted on 04/24/2017

Children of Smokers Carry Tobacco Toxins on Their Hands

Medpage Today By Salynn Boyles Children of smokers routinely carried nicotine on their hands, indicating that exposure to thirdhand smoke appears to play an important role in overall tobacco exposures among young children whose parents smoke […]

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posted on 04/06/2017