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HIPHI Staff And Board Retreat

Spring Update from the Executive Director

March 15, 2018

Aloha! We kicked off the new year with a fun and engaging board and staff retreat at the Kilauea Military Camp in Volcano on the Big Island. It was the first time HIPHI’s annual board and staff retreat was held…

Smokers: Kaua‘i Is #NotAnAshtray

Smokers: Kaua‘i is #NotAnAshtray

March 7, 2018

Each year, Kaua‘i volunteers pick up a shocking amount of tobacco butts from beaches, parks, roadsides, and other public locations. Nationally, cigarettes-use rates are at an all-time low, yet cigarette butts continue to be the most commonly littered item. All…

E-cigarette Studies Bust Safety Myth

E-cigarette studies bust safety myth

March 5, 2018

Two new studies on e-cigarettes showed they contain cancer-causing chemicals and are associated with future cigarette smoking in teens. University of California, San Francisco researchers who authored the studies raised concerns about the attractiveness of e-cigarettes to youths in light…

Maui County HEAL Committees Have A Strong Agenda For 2018

Maui County HEAL committees have a strong agenda for 2018

March 5, 2018

The Healthy Eating + Active Living (HEAL) Coalition for Maui, Molokaʻi and Lanaʻi welcomes 2018 with some wonderful activities coming down the pike. Maui HEAL Coalition has three main committees: Pōhai ʻAi Pono-Access to Healthy Food, Pōhai ʻImi Ala- Built…

Kicking Off The New Year With The Kaua‘i Independent Food Bank

Kicking off the New Year with the Kaua‘i Independent Food Bank

March 4, 2018

We kicked off our Perspectives on Community Health field trips for 2018 with the Kaua’i Independent Food Bank (KIFB), which has been providing education and nutritious food for the hungry and responding to emergencies, for more than 20 years. On January…

Growing State-level Support For Farm To School

Growing state-level support for farm to school

March 1, 2018

“Staying inside the classroom isn’t probably the best for your health,” observed a 4th grade student and active school gardener from Waikīkī Elementary School as he spoke to over one hundred attendees at the Farm to School Legislative Breakfast on…

Bad News: Your E-Cig Vapors Might Contain Lead

Bad News: Your E-Cig Vapors Might Contain Lead

February 22, 2018

A new study found toxic levels of metals, including lead, in e-cigarette vapors Lots of questions still linger about e-cigarettes, including just what you’re breathing in when you vape. New study findings show that the vapors from a variety of…

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