Since 1996, the Coalition has been spearheading efforts to reduce the harms of tobacco in Hawai‘i. We’ve made significant strides in reducing tobacco use over the last 20 years, with one of the lowest smoking rates in the nation. Hawai‘i was one of the first states to pass a comprehensive smoke-free air law in 2006, protecting people from secondhand smoke in restaurants, bars, and workplaces. In 2016, Hawai‘i became the first US state to raise the age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21.
Despite this progress, our community continues to see disparities in tobacco use and we are in the midst of a youth vaping epidemic. We continue to advocate for comprehensive regulations on tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, to advance health equity and truly eliminate the burden of tobacco in our community.
Tobacco-Free Kaua‘i (TFK)
Collaborating with organizations and individuals in Kaua‘i County to ensure the health and wellbeing of residents through education, advocacy and awareness. TFK is a passionate group focused on reducing tobacco use, protecting keiki from the harmful effects of secondhand smoke and protecting our ‘aina from tobacco waste.
Tobacco-Free Hawai‘i Island
A community-based alliance made up of partners from local government, health, academia, community-based organizations and residents from across Hawai‘i Island. TFHI is dedicated to collaborating with our partners to decrease tobacco use and the negative impact smoking and vaping have on Hawaiʻi Island communities. Our mission is to provide resources that inspire our diverse communities to reduce tobacco use and exposure.