Alaska Public Media: Anchorage Assembly moves to include vaping, e-cigarette products in tobacco tax

The Anchorage Assembly passed an ordinance to include all vaping products in the city’s tobacco tax. The full story can be read by clicking here.

Lawsuit from Activists and American Medical Association Seeks to Ban Menthol Flavored Products

The American Medical Association has signed onto a lawsuit filed in June trying to get the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ban menthol flavored tobacco products. The suit says menthol disproportionately affects people of color. An October 13 article from Bloomberg Business further explains the suit and why the AMA decided to sign on […]

The Guardian: Big tobacco giving retailers cash and international trips to promote products, study finds

This article in the The Guardian shows tobacco companies giving kickbacks- in the form of cash, trips and more, to retailers in Australia for helping boost sales. Australia has some of the toughest laws in the world regarding tobacco control.   To read the full article, click here.

WHO: Tobacco responsible for 20% of deaths from coronary heart disease

This release from the World Health Organization shows how tobacco use is responsible for one in five deaths from coronary heart disease. Below is the release, or you can read at the original link by clicking here.   “Every year, 1.9 million people die from tobacco-induced heart disease, according to a new brief released today […]

SAVE THE DATE: 2020 BREAK FREE YOUTH ACTION SUMMIT

Make sure you save the date and register for the 2020 Break Free Youth Action Summit. You can register by clicking here