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Oregon Teen Says E-cigarette Exploded In His Mouth

Oregon teen says e-cigarette exploded in his mouth

October 20, 2017

PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – An Oregon teenager said his e-cigarette blew up in his face, and now he’s in Portland recovering. Blake Chastain was left with second-degree burns on his hand, a scorched face and knocked-out teeth, and he said…

Talk Story With Get Fit Kauai’s Bev Brody

Talk Story with Get Fit Kauai’s Bev Brody

September 27, 2017

(originally posted here on The Garden Island: September 25, 2017) How many steps is that? Bev Brody, Get Fit Kauai director, was caught between heading for a meeting with the Rice Street block party committee, packing for a multi-day convention…

Rice Street Block Party Rocks!

Rice Street Block Party Rocks!

September 25, 2017

Rice Street Rocks Approximately 7,000 people attended the Rice Street Walk/Block Party on Saturday, September 23, 2017. We had a pretty great reason to celebrate as the County of Kaua‘i recently received a $13.8 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery…

Sam Quinones

ho’ōla Day 2: Addressing the Opioid Epidemic

September 22, 2017

It’s day two at ho’ōla! This morning, we heard from Sam Quinones, author of Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opioid Epidemic. Mr. Quinones discussed how, beginning in the mid 1990s, marketing and car-salesman-like pharmaceutical reps turned OxyContin from a mostly non-addicting,…

Perspectives On Community Health

Gaining perspective on community health

September 15, 2017

After a brief hiatus, our Perspectives on Community Health field trips are back!  These field trips are an opportunity for all to step out of regular routines and visit organizations to learn about their work and how they are positively…

Maui Youth CTFH

Youth advocates ask Maui County Council for smoke-free vehicles

September 14, 2017

Through collaboration between Council-member Sugimura’s office, the Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawai‘i, and the youth of Maui County, an ordinance for smoke-free vehicles when minors are present will be pursued at the county council this year. For the first time…

E-cigarette Liquids May Increase Risk Of Allergy, Asthma

E-cigarette liquids may increase risk of allergy, asthma

September 12, 2017

According to researchers, the sample liquid they tested contained at least one substance that has some level of risk to health according to the United Nations classification system. LONDON: Commonly sold e-cigarette liquids contain at least one substance classified as…

September Update From The Executive Director

September update from the Executive Director

September 12, 2017

Aloha, I hope you all had the opportunity to take some time and enjoy the summer. Here at HIPHI, we’re busier than ever with a number of projects, including next week’s Ho`ola Healthcare Conference. This exciting partnership with the Hawai‘i…

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