A Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today reports 70 percent of U.S. middle and high school students who have used a tobacco product in the past 30 days have used at least one flavored tobacco product during this period, according to a study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration.Read more
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On Thursday, June 18th, Elected officials and Tobacco Prevention Staff were invited to attended an informational breakfast on Menthol, hosted by Hennepin County Public Health and Breathe Free North. National speakers from the African American Tobacco Control Leadership Council came to speak and share their expertise, years of research and policy experience on the topic.Read more
California Department of Public Health (CDPH) director and state health officer Dr. Ron Chapman today issued a Health Advisory and the “State Health Officer’s Report on E-Cigarettes: A Community Health Threat,” warning Californians of the toxicity of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes).
In tandem with this release was the launch of the public education and media campaign, “Still Blowing Smoke”. This new campaign, often seen with the tagline “WAKE UP”, aims to debunk the myths that e-cigarettes are just harmless water vapor. Read more to see the campaign highlights and some powerful new short videos…Read more
Electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes, contain nicotine. Nicotine is a highly addictive, toxic chemical that triggers the brain to produce feelings of pleasure. Nicotine is harmful to the health of pregnant women and their developing babies. It can cause a woman to give birth to her baby too early, and the baby can be born weighing less than is healthy. Nicotine can even cause the baby to die before it is born.