The Coalition for Tobacco-Free Hawaiʻi for Maui, Molokai and Lāna‘i (Maui Tobacco Coalition) continues to convene on an ongoing basis despite some major transitions earlier this year. The pandemic still poses challenges for the residents of Maui County and secondhand smoke is an ongoing issue for residents of multi-unit housing. Priorities for the Maui Tobacco Coalition include a new policy to address smoke-free multi-unit housing, continued vaping education and support for youth as well as working towards stricter restrictions for vape and tobacco products. The Maui Tobacco Coalition intends to meet in early quarter 4 to discuss and plan for 2021 policy priorities and activities. If you would like to learn more about the smoke-free policies in your community please visit the Hawaiʻi Department of Health’s Tobacco Prevention and Education Program which has a downloadable comprehensive list.
The recruitment process for the Maui Coalition Coordinator position is ongoing and HIPHI is working diligently to fill the position by October 1, 2021, or sooner. To contact the Maui Tobacco Coalition please visit hiphi.org/tobaccofreemaui, scroll to the bottom of the page, and send a message. We thank you for your considered interest and support of all tobacco prevention and control efforts!