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Photos: Visit to Ho‘okua‘āina in Maunawili

PERSPECTIVES ON HEALTH: Ho‘okua‘āina HIPHI, allies and friends spent the morning at Ho‘okua‘āina exploring health beyond the boundaries of medicine on our latest “Perspectives on Community Health” trip. Ho‘okua‘āina is a…
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Youth Council Retreat Brings 44 Youth Together To Learn, Share & Connect

On August 13th, the Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawai‘i (CTFH)  held a Youth Council retreat at Secret Island Beach on Oahu. A total of 44 participants took part in the event representing O‘ahu , Hawai‘i Island, Kaua‘i, Maui, and…
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How an idea becomes law

For many, the process of how an idea becomes a law can be pretty overwhelming.  Especially in Hawai‘i where there are literally thousands of bills introduced each year at the start of the legislative session. If you’ve ever wondered what…

Honoring Anna Mayeda for her hard work and dedication to improving health in Hawai‘i

Anna Mayeda has been a dedicated coalition member since 2002 when she began working for the American Cancer Society (ACS). She has held various positions with ACS and recently retired as the Senior Marketing Manager. When asked what were…
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West Hawai‘i Tobacco-Free Partnership has been busy

Keeping Kona Clean and Butt-Free Project: In April 2016, a West Hawaii Partnership Team (5 people) implemented a cigarette butt pick up along Alii Drive in the Kailua Kona Business District. Team members noted a noticeable reduction in the…
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Kaua‘i continues education campaign on electronic smoking devices

“Water vapor, smells like candy, harmless, there’s no secondhand smoke, it’s safe.” These are the usual excuses youth use when they convince themselves to try ESDs. However, what we do know is ESDs are not safe especially for minors…

Partnership educates new parents on importance of smoke-free vehicles and homes

The Coalition for Tobacco-Free Hawai’i (CTFH)-East Hawai‘i is thrilled to be partnering with Hilo Medical Center (HMC) Labor and Delivery Ward to promote smoke-free cars and homes in new parent’s discharge packages. Starting April 2016,…

Obama Administration Takes Action to Protect Youth from E-cigarettes

Under the 2009 Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act  the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was given immediate oversight authority over cigarettes, cigarette tobacco, smokeless tobacco, and roll-your own tobacco. The law was…
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Kick Butts Day 2016 attended by 77 youth!

On March 24th, CTFH hosted a Kick Butts Day event and rally at the Hawai‘i State Capitol. The theme for this year's Kick Butts Day was the Youth Council’s chosen policy priority: prohibiting smoking, including electronic smoking devices,…
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New laws to tackle tobacco use launch with new year

Historic laws go into effect January 1, 2016. Today, Hawai`i becomes the first state in the nation to raise the legal age to purchase or consume tobacco products to 21. This is a crowning achievement for the our public health community and…