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2023 Post-Legislative Session Recap

2023 Post-Legislative Session Recap

June 19, 2023

The 2023 Legislative Session ended in early May under unique circumstances. Several bills needed additional drafting time, including the state budget, and this pushed voting later than normal. The final vote on the budget was on the last day of…

2023 Take Down Tobacco – Hilo

2023 Take Down Tobacco – Hilo

March 15, 2023 was Take Down Tobacco National Day of Action in Hawai‘i. While nearly 100 youth from across the state participated in a rally at the State Capitol, 20 students from East Hawai‘i hosted their own event to take…

Take Down Tobacco Day 2023

Take Down Tobacco Day 2023

After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19 restrictions, nearly 100 Hawai‘i youth gathered at the State Capitol on March 15 with a message for lawmakers – it’s time to take action against Big Tobacco. Students from five islands, representing 20+…

“I Got Lung Disease From Vaping And Almost Died”

“I Got Lung Disease from Vaping and Almost Died”

November 28, 2022

In February 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a warning about outbreaks of “e-cigarette or vaping lung injury” (often shortened to “EVALI”) after emergency rooms across the country started reporting this illness. The CDC advised that EVALI is…

All That Vaping Might Damage Your Smile

All That Vaping Might Damage Your Smile

November 23, 2022

On top of their other health hazards, electronic cigarettes may help rot your teeth, a new study suggests. Vaping appears to promote cavities, which can result in tooth loss if not treated quickly, experts say. “If you are vaping, be…

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