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Alternatives To Criminalizing Youth For Tobacco Use

Alternatives to Criminalizing Youth for Tobacco Use

September 29, 2020

Schools on Kaua‘i have continued to look at educational alternatives to criminalizing our youth for using any tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, while some state lawmakers have wanted to increase penalties on our youth. Studies have shown that laws prohibiting the…

Introducing New Statewide Coalition For Responsible Alcohol Policies

Introducing new statewide coalition for responsible alcohol policies

June 25, 2020

Hawaiʻi’s alcohol policy landscape just welcomed an exciting new player. The Hawaiʻi Alcohol Policy Alliance, HIPHI’s latest emerging coalition, was recently formed and hired a Statewide Coordinator, Chelsea Gonzales, bringing advocacy experience and drive to see changes made. The Policy…

June 2020 Legislative Update

June 2020 legislative update

June 25, 2020

After a two month recess, the Hawai‘i State Legislature reconvened for eight days in May. Their primary goal was to balance the state’s budget and allocate federal COVID-19 relief funds. In addition to the budget matters, the Senate also held…

Kaua‘i: Doing Our Part To #TakeDownTobacco

Kaua‘i: Doing Our Part To #TakeDownTobacco

June 25, 2020

Every year the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK) encourages youth across the nation to participate in national Kick Butts Day, but with the rise in e-cigarette use, it was time for a rebranding to ensure goals of taking down all…

Oral Health Update

Oral Health Update

March 26, 2020

The Hawai‘i Oral Health Coalition (HOHC) has been hard at work for the first quarter expanding efforts to improve oral health in our state. With over 30 members from Kauaʻi, Oʻahu, Maui and Big Island, prevention, advocacy and access have…

Hana Parent Night Leads To Legislative Advocates

Hana Parent Night Leads to Legislative Advocates

March 19, 2020

Pristine and Tyra-Li Perry are the inspiring high school students behind Project Ho‘omana in Hana, Maui. Project Ho‘omana’s vision is to empower youth to make good decisions and healthy choices, especially when it comes to underage drinking, smoking, and substance…

Why Kaua‘i Parks Should Be Smoke-Free

Why Kaua‘i Parks should Be Smoke-Free

March 19, 2020

Most of Hawaii’s parks and beaches are now smoke-free. In 2008, Hawaiʻi County passed a tobacco-free policy that applies to all county beaches and parks (Hawai‘i County Code 14-21b). As of 2014, Honolulu City and County parks and beaches went…

2020 Mid-Session Update

2020 Mid-Session Update

March 9, 2020

NOTE: The state legislature has gone on hiatus as of March 16, 2020 in response to COVID-19. The recess will go on indefinitely until the state House and Senate leaders decide when the session should reconvene. We passed first crossover,…

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