Kevin and E-cigarettes
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E-cigarette leaves 17 year-old with second degree burns and broken teeth

This past October, Blake Chastain, a 17 year-old high school student had to be rushed to a nearby hospital by helicopter where doctors rushed to save his left eye, treat the second degree burns on his hand, and brace his mouth for teeth that…
Smoke-Free Vehicles Maui
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The Great American Smokeout, Maui Style

Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawai‘i and Maui County youth join the American Cancer Society’s annual intervention event, the Great American Smokeout (GASO), to support two important local smoke-free initiatives: 1) a smoke-free campus policy…
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Dr. Robert Proctor will keynote 2017 Annual CTFH Stakeholder Meeting

 Hawai‘i public health leaders to hear from first-ever historian to testify against tobacco industry on how Big Tobacco is using the same playbook to hook our youth on vaping     On Friday, November 17, Coalition for a Tobacco-Free…
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Mo‘olelo of Mokauea

It’s been a whirlwind Fall for our Perspectives on Community Health field trips!  We worked in the culinary gardens with Māla‘ai on Hawai‘i Island, learned about engaging youth in agriculture at Waimea High School on Kaua‘i and, most…
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Tobacco and ESD education for Red Ribbon Week

On November 3, Kaua‘i High School’s leadership class put together a lunchtime activity on campus to acknowledge National Red Ribbon Week: Your Future is Key, So Stay Drug Free. The students in this leadership class invited community organizations…
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Statewide Oral Health Strategic Planning Process Officially Begins

The Hawaiian Islands Oral Health Task Force has been instrumental in supporting oral health efforts since the completion of the last state oral health strategic plan in 2003. Now, the task force is moving forward to update the plan. HIPHI…
HNL SFV Passage
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HIPHI Statement on Honolulu City Council Passage of Smoke-Free Vehicles Legislation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 11, 2017 Thank you Honolulu City Council for Unanimous Passage of Smoke-Free Vehicles Legislation Honolulu County joins Kaua‘i and Hawai‘i Counties in Prohibiting Smoking & Vaping When Kids Are in the…
Pana'ewa Farm Perspectives Field Trip
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Perspectives on Community Health: Our visit to UH Hilo Agricultural Farm in Panaʻewa

Hawai‘i Public Health Institute in East Hawai‘i recently ventured out to the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo’s agricultural Farm in Panaʻewa. On September 19, fifteen energetic community partners visited Panaʻewa for a personal and hands-on…
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Talk Story with Get Fit Kauai’s Bev Brody

(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…
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Rice Street Block Party Rocks!

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…
Sam Quinones
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ho’ōla Day 2: Addressing the Opioid Epidemic

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…
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We’re at ho’ōla: The Hawai‘i Health Care Conference (Day 1)

What a great day this is shaping up to be. We're at the Dole Cannery with several hundred health care workers and public health professionals sharing and learning at ho'ōla: The Hawai‘i Health Care Conference. There is energy everywhere.…