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National Rural Health Week 2020 is Celebrated, Kauai-Style

National Rural Health Week 2020 is Celebrated, Kauai-Style

December 17, 2020

In 2010, the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health created National Rural Health Day on the third Thursday of  November annually, as a way to applaud the ongoing efforts, contributions, and collaborations to address the unique challenges in…

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…

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…

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…

Kauai Family Magazine Ad

Over 300 student entries for Kauaʻi 808novape ad campaign

December 6, 2019

With almost a third of Kauaʻi youth vaping, our middle and high schoolers are immersed in this issue even if they themselves do not vape. Tobacco-Free Kauaʻi (TFK) enlisted their expertise in a campaign, culminating in their first ad being…

Ride the Bus Day on Kauai

Ride the Kaua‘i bus for free on September 20, 2019

September 1, 2019

According to “Active Living Research”, people who use public transportation for any reason are less likely to be sedentary or obese than those who do not use public transportation. The study showed that nationwide, 29 percent of those who use…

High performance public spaces: Kalena Park, Lihue

High performance public spaces: Kalena Park, Lihue

August 10, 2019

In partnership with the County of Kauai, Kauai Cares, the Lihue Boys and Girls Club, Kaniko`o Senior Housing, Lihue Court Townhomes and community members, Get Fit Kauai is leading the group charge in efforts to revitalize Kalena Park which lies…

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