This Tennessee coalition has reduced smoking, underage drinking, and medicine abuse by using Putnam Power.

It has been one year since Hawaii’s landmark legislation to raise the minimum legal sales age for tobacco products to age 21 passed. 

Despite a significant decline in overall adult cigarette smoking since 1964, disparities in cigarette smoking remain among racial and ethnic population groups, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published in today’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

It has been one year since Hawaii’s landmark legislation to raise the minimum legal sales age for tobacco products to age 21 passed, making it the first state to do so. And already, tobacco use is feeling the burn, reducing access for youth, and helping everyone in the state breathe fresher air.

Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have taken issue with the suggestion that doctors should routinely recommend e-cigarettes as an alternative to cigarettes for their patients who smoke.
The researchers point out in a commentary published in Annals of Family Medicine that existing treatments are more effective than e-cigarettes to help people quit smoking, there are professional ethics concerns about providers who recommend them, and there is no strong evidence that e-cigarettes are safe.

As more and more people kick the habit of smoking, coalitions can still be stumped on how to prevent youth from lighting up. The immergence of alternative smoking products such as electronic cigarettes and flavored cigarillos are heavily marketed to youth and cause confusion.

Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Office on Smoking and Health released a tobacco-related article in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine entitled, “Tobacco Use, Secondhand Smoke, and Smoke-Free Home Rules in Multi-Unit Housing.”

If you paint it, they will come.

That’s what CADCA Coalition Advisory Committee member Greg Puckett hopes.

Puckett, the Executive Director of Community Connections, Inc., in West Virginia, and his colleagues will unveil a big, red barn Friday, July 15th, that community organizers know will give tobacco cessation attention.

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July 28 is World Hepatitis Day. What does this have to do with substance abuse prevention? A 2011 American Cancer Society study showed that nearly half the cases of liver cancer were correlated to smoking.

Hepatitis, a viral inflammation of the liver caused by five different viruses (A, B, C, D, and E), includes possible symptoms such as nausea, dark urine, extreme fatigue, vomiting, abdominal pain, and jaundice (yellow skin and eyes). And the B and C strains have been found to lead to liver cancer.