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How an idea becomes law

For many, the process of how an idea becomes a law can be pretty overwhelming.  Especially in Hawai‘i where there are literally thousands of bills introduced each year at the start of the legislative session. If you’ve ever wondered what…
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West Hawai‘i Tobacco-Free Partnership has been busy

Keeping Kona Clean and Butt-Free Project: In April 2016, a West Hawaii Partnership Team (5 people) implemented a cigarette butt pick up along Alii Drive in the Kailua Kona Business District. Team members noted a noticeable reduction in the…

Partnership educates new parents on importance of smoke-free vehicles and homes

The Coalition for Tobacco-Free Hawai’i (CTFH)-East Hawai‘i is thrilled to be partnering with Hilo Medical Center (HMC) Labor and Delivery Ward to promote smoke-free cars and homes in new parent’s discharge packages. Starting April 2016,…
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Kick Butts Day 2016 attended by 77 youth!

On March 24th, CTFH hosted a Kick Butts Day event and rally at the Hawai‘i State Capitol. The theme for this year's Kick Butts Day was the Youth Council’s chosen policy priority: prohibiting smoking, including electronic smoking devices,…
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New laws to tackle tobacco use launch with new year

Historic laws go into effect January 1, 2016. Today, Hawai`i becomes the first state in the nation to raise the legal age to purchase or consume tobacco products to 21. This is a crowning achievement for the our public health community and…