Community Readiness Survey Shows Startling Concerns About Tobacco in North Dakota

The 2019 Community Readiness Survey of North Dakota is showing adults across the state are deeply worried about tobacco use, particularly among youth. Just a few numbers in the survey show: 3 out of 4 (75 percent) of ND adults believe tobacco use is a moderate or serious problem among youth. Nearly 92 percent of […]

NY Ban on Flavored Tobacco Now Active

New York state’s law banning the sale of flavored tobacco went into effect on Monday, May 18. Below is a  statement from Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids: “New York’s historic law prohibiting the sale of all flavored e-cigarettes takes effect today. This action is the right move to reverse skyrocketing youth use […]

WHO Statement on Tobacco Use and Covid-19

WHO statement: Tobacco use and COVID-19 Tobacco kills more than 8 million people globally every year. More than 7 million of these deaths are from direct tobacco use and around 1.2 million are due to non-smokers being exposed to second-hand smoke. Tobacco smoking is a known risk factor for many respiratory infections and increases the […]

Oakland Bans Sale of Flavored Tobacco

The City of Oakland (CA) unanimously approved a measure to bans the sale of all flavored tobacco products at all locations within the city. Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, posted this statement about the decision: “Oakland’s City Council today took an important step to protect the health of its kids by unanimously […]

Dr. Stanton Glantz- Puff Bar continues to thumb its nose at FDA

Here’s a post from Dr. Stanton Glantz, the Director of the Center for Tobacco Research Control & Education, about loopholes in regulations allowing products like Puff Bars to continue to be marketed to kids. You can read his post here.