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National Food Day On Big Island Promotes Healthy, Local Food

National Food Day on Big Island promotes healthy, local food

December 11, 2016

We were thrilled to be a part of Food Day at KTA Superstores in Hilo, Waimea, Keahou and Waikoloa. The day opened with a proclamation from Hawai‘i County’s Managing Director, Randy Kurohara, followed by events throughout the day. Blue Zones…

Maui Students Promote Safer Walking And Biking

Maui students promote safer walking and biking

December 8, 2016

The HEAL Maui, Moloka’i, & Lana’i coalition has been busy working on several great projects these past few months and we would like to highlight the work of the four Bachelors of Science Nursing (BSN) Manoa students who have been…

East Hawai‘i Youth Give Us Hope For A Tobacco-free Future

East Hawai‘i youth give us hope for a tobacco-free future

December 5, 2016

November is always a fun and active month for Tobacco-Free East Hawai`i with multiple tobacco and e-cigarette prevention presentations and, of course, the annual Waiakea High Great American Smokeout (GASO) event on November 17. On  GASO day, students challenged staff to…

Vaporizer Explodes In Man’s Mouth

Vaporizer explodes in man’s mouth

November 17, 2016

A vaporizer explodes in an Omaha man's mouth, causing lots of damage An Omaha man says he'll never touch a vapor cigarette again after a faulty battery in the vaporizer exploded in his mouth. Much like the exploding batteries in…

Kauai’s Lydgate Park Is Now Tobacco-free

Kauai’s Lydgate Park is now tobacco-free

November 6, 2016

With lots of hard work and dedication, Tobacco Free Kaua’i is ecstatic to announce that the pavilion at Lydgate Park and Kamalani Playground are now completely tobacco-free! Former CTFH coordinator, Valerie Saiki, worked tirelessly on this project with the help of…

Wayfinding With Hilo Bayfront Trails

Wayfinding with Hilo Bayfront Trails

November 2, 2016

The Hawai`i Public Health Institute (HIPHI), in collaboration with the State Department of Health’s Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Division, is supporting Hilo Bayfront Trails (HBFT) in the development of a community plan to promote walking and cycling among…

And Another Problem With Cigarette Butts… Drought

And another problem with cigarette butts… drought

October 5, 2016

Cigarette butt litter continues to be a worldwide issue. Littered butts can be found everywhere. On the Island of Hawai‘i, and everywhere else, this litter is found on the shoreline, beaches, parks, roadways. Butts end up in the stomachs of…