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 […]
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: 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 […]
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 […]
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.