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New Brief Outlines Devastating Harms from Tobacco Use and Exposure to Second-Hand Tobacco Smoke During Pregnancy and Throughout Childhood

March 16, 2021 World Health Organization Statement A new WHO report, Tobacco control to improve child health and development, calls for raising awareness among practitioners and policymakers about the importance of strong tobacco control measures for protecting the […]

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posted on 03/19/2021

Tobacco and Waterpipe Use Increases the Risk of COVID-19

What are the possible relations between tobacco use and the COVID19 pandemic? Tobacco use may increase the risk of suffering from serious symptoms due to COVID-19 illness. Early research indicates that, compared to non-smokers, having a […]

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posted on 03/08/2021

Youth Vaping Skyrockets in Nevada: Nevada Tobacco Prevention Coalition Receives State Funding for New Anti-Vaping Public Education Campaign

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posted on 12/23/2020

UNR Student Advocates for Smoke-Free Movement

Guest Blog: Sydney Miranda, University of Nevada, Reno School of Community Health Sciences I am a Community Health Sciences student at the University of Nevada, Reno, set to graduate in spring of 2021. This semester I have […]

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posted on 12/03/2020

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