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It’s Time for Casinos and Bars to be 100% Smoke-Free

Blog By: Kelli Goatley-Seals, MPH, NTPC President When my son turned 16, he started looking for a job. Here is important context: I am a former contractor for a local health insurance company who provided wellness education to […]

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posted on 11/20/2020

Park MGM is a good start, but smoke free should be the new standard on the Las Vegas strip

By: Cynthia Hallett, The Nevada Independent Earlier this year, a longtime Las Vegas gaming employee named Steve called in to KNPR and summarized for listeners why the city’s casinos must finally go smoke free. “I started dealing on […]

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posted on 10/26/2020

Nevada Tobacco Prevention Coalition Challenging More Casinos to go Smoke-Free

By: KTNV Staff, KTNV The Nevada Tobacco Prevention Coalition (NTPC), comprised of collaborating public health and private partner organizations, is celebrating MGM’s decision to open the Park MGM and NoMad in Las Vegas smoke-free. In addition […]

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posted on 09/28/2020

By Going Smokeless, Park MGM can be a Healthy Trendsetter on the Strip

By: Editorial, Las Vegas Sun MGM Resorts International gave Las Vegas two reasons to cheer with its announcement that the Park MGM resort would reopen at the end of the month. Not only is it a […]

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posted on 09/18/2020

Big Drop Reported in Vaping by U.S. Teenagers

By: The Associated Press, NBC News Vaping by U.S. teenagers fell dramatically this year, especially among middle schoolers, according to a federal report released Wednesday. Experts think last year’s outbreak of vaping-related illnesses and deaths may have scared […]

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posted on 09/10/2020

Las Vegas Casinos Modifying Smoking Policies Amid Pandemic

By: Bailey Schulz, Las Vegas Review-Journal Las Vegas casinos are modifying their smoking policies amid the pandemic. On June 18, Las Vegas Sands Corp. updated its health and safety plan to ask table game players and […]

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posted on 07/21/2020

Local Nevada Public Health Authorities Encourage Businesses to Implement Tobacco-Free Policies

Joint Press Release: Carson City Health and Human Services, Southern Nevada Health District, and Washoe County Health District Our communities took unprecedented steps to meet the challenge of responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in Nevada. Lives […]

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posted on 07/16/2020

Coronavirus and smoking: How do cigarettes, pot and vaping affect infections and outcomes?

By: Lila Seidman, Los Angeles Times April 23, 2020 In times of stress, like living through a global pandemic, it’s natural to fall back on soothing habits — gardening, playing video games or, for some, lighting up a cigarette or […]

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posted on 05/13/2020

Puff Puff Pass: A New Vape With Hazy Origins Takes JUUL’s Place

Emma Betuel, INVERSE February 19, 2020 INVESTIGATION PUFF, PUFF, PASS: A NEW VAPE WITH HAZY ORIGINS TAKES JUUL’S PLACE Puff Bar’s popularity is surging, but no one knows anything about the mysterious company. IN HIS YOUTUBE VIDEO, VAPE […]

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posted on 02/21/2020

The US Officially Raises the Tobacco Buying Age to 21

Jacqueline Howard, CNN December 27, 2019 A new law in the United States that prohibits the sale of tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21 is now in effect, according to the US Food and Drug Administration. […]

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posted on 01/06/2020