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[Hawaii] Maui Smoke Free Cars Law Takes Effect July 1

Advocates with the Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawaiʻi and the Hawaiʻi Public Health Institute say that there are over 7,000 chemicals in secondhand smoke, and at least 69 of them are known to cause cancer. The organizations say secondhand smoke in car
Maui (HI) Now
added Jun 20, 2018 19:56
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Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Honors Sara Kay of Honolulu, Hawaii, As National Youth Champion

Sara Kay, 18, of Honolulu, Hawaii, has been named the 2018 National Youth Champion by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. Sara received the organization's highest youth honor yesterday in Washington, D.C.
PR Newswire
added May 25, 2018 22:06
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Hawaii lacks enforcement for underage e-cigarette sales

A federal crackdown is underway, targeting illegal e-cigarette sales to minor across the country. But little is being done in our islands. Even though Hawaii was the first state to raise the smoking age to 21 for regular cigarettes and electr
KITV Ch. 4 (Honolulu, HI)
added Apr 26, 2018 16:48
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[Hawaii] VIDEO: Vaping now an epidemic among US high schoolers

A sharp spike in vaping and the use of e-cigarettes by students has grabbed the attention of the US Food and Drug Administration. The rapid spread of the fad was flagged in a 2016 report from the US surgeon general. It cited a 900% increase in e-cigarett
KITV Ch. 4 (Honolulu, HI)
added Apr 7, 2018 20:39
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[Hawaii] Tobacco Restrictions Considered at the Legislature

Lawmakers are taking up two bills today, one making the University of Hawaiʻi a tobacco-free zone and another to restrict access to e-cigs to those under 21. The Hawaii Public Health Institute supports both measures. The Conversation's Catherine Cruz ta
Hawaii Public Radio
added Apr 7, 2018 20:39
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[Hawaii] Smokers may soon be paying more for cigarettes — a lot more

The House Health and Human Services Committee passed Senate Bill 2843 with amendments on Tuesday to significantly increase the state tobacco licensing fee. The amended bill would bump up the annual fee for tobacco wholesalers and dealers from $2.50 to $
KGMB 9 (Honolulu, HI)
added Mar 23, 2018 14:59
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[Hawaii] Proposed Bill Would Prohibit Smoking on All UH Campuses

The House of Representatives Committees on Health & Human Services and Higher Education will hear Senate Bill 134, which prohibits smoking and tobacco use, including the use of electronic smoking devices, by any person on the premises of the University o
Maui (HI) Now
added Mar 21, 2018 11:48
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Two decades of tobacco reduction saves Hawaii $1 billion in health costs

Hawaii has saved an estimated $1 billion in health care costs thanks to 20 years of tobacco prevention and control policies and programs, according to the Hawaii Department of Health. The savings are due to a reduction in the number of youth, adult, and
West Hawaii Today
added Mar 21, 2018 04:04
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[Hawaii] AUDIO: Department of Health: Tobacco Use Reduction Saves $1B in Health Care Costs

unveiled its latest report, Hawai’i’s Tobacco Landscape, to announce the achievement of a major milestone in its prevention efforts. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.
Hawaii Public Radio
added Apr 7, 2018 20:38
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[Hawaii] New Law Bans Smoking in Cars with Minors Present

Bill 6, which will make it illegal for adults to smoke in a vehicle when a minor is present, has passed Maui County Council. The new law brings Maui County in line with similar legislation already in place on the Big Island of Hawaiʻi, Kaua‘i, and O‘ahu.
Maui (HI) Now
added Feb 7, 2018 00:57
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