Children and teens exposed to tobacco smoke at increased risk for missing school

It’s the start of a new school year and one way parents can help their kids stay in school is to quit smoking. A recent study published by the American Academy of Pediatrics found that for adolescents without asthma, tobacco smoke exposure (TSE) at home for over an hour increased the likelihood of days missed from school due to… Continue reading Children and teens exposed to tobacco smoke at increased risk for missing school

Don’t get tricked!!!

Children and young adults usually go for the bright candy wrappers and the fruit flavors. We know this and so does Big Tobacco. So they are making addictive products look like candy.  Many people think flavored cigars and smokeless tobacco products are safer than regular cigarettes. Let’s review some facts about flavored cigars and smokeless tobacco… Continue reading Don’t get tricked!!!

Teens & Ecigs

Appeal to Young People Youth and young adults cite a variety of reasons for using e-cigarettes. These include: Curiosity Taste, including the flavors available in e-cigarettes The belief that e-cigarettes are less harmful than other tobacco products Flavored e-cigarettes are very popular, especially with young adults. More than 9 of 10 young adult e-cigarette users… Continue reading Teens & Ecigs

Let’s Clear the Air

Let’s make our parks and outdoor areas tobacco-free!!! Single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the U.S. 7000 dangerous chemicals in cigarette smoke 69 chemicals that cause cancer Secondhand smoke smoke from the end of the cigarette smoke breathed out after each cigarette puff NO amount secondhand smoke is safe Has your life… Continue reading Let’s Clear the Air

New FDA Regulation of Tobacco

New FDA Regulation of Tobacco is effective August 2016. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration finalized a rule extending its authority to all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, cigars, hookah tobacco and pipe tobacco, among others. This historic rule helps implement the bipartisan Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act of 2009 and allows the FDA… Continue reading New FDA Regulation of Tobacco

Let’s Do Something

There’s something wrong with this picture: The Walt Disney Company owns a major stake in VICE Media, a youth-oriented media company. And VICE has been producing ads for Philip Morris International (Marlboro)! Tell Disney to push VICE to end its relationship with Philip Morris. It’s highly irresponsible for VICE to use its expertise in youth marketing… Continue reading Let’s Do Something