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Closing Tobacco Tax Loopholes to Help Prevent More Youth from Taking to Tobacco

Sen. Durbin’s Bill to Close Tobacco Tax Loopholes Will Improve Health and Increase Federal Revenues Statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Sep. 21 2017 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids strongly supports the legislation … Continue reading

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National Survey Shows Soaring Marijuana Use Among All Americans 12 and Older; Heavy Use Also on the Rise by SAM (Smart Approaches to Marijuana)

FIRST LOOK: National Survey Shows Soaring Marijuana Use Among All Americans 12 and Older;  Heavy Use Also on the Rise National survey highlights jump in pot use among young adults in era of marijuana legalization;  Almost twice as many adolescents … Continue reading

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Tobacco and Youth

Youth use of tobacco in any form is unsafe. If smoking continues at the current rate among youth in this country, 5.6 million of today’s Americans younger than 18 will die early from a smoking-related illness. That’s about 1 of … Continue reading

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Learn About SAM (Smart Approaches to Marijuana)

Why do you oppose marijuana legalization when alcohol – a more dangerous drug – is already legal? “Alcohol is not legal because it is safe; it is legal because most of Western civilization has used the drug for thousands of … Continue reading

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Oregon Becomes Fifth State to Raise Tobacco Age to 21

Statement of Matthew L. Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Aug. 9 2017 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oregon today became the fifth state to prohibit the sale of tobacco products to anyone under 21 as Gov. Kate Brown signed the measure … Continue reading

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Rock Solid Flash Mob Video 2017

It’s Another Day of Fun with Rock Solid Youth at the Fair! This year’s Flash Mob, Another Day of Sun from La La Land was a crowd-pleaser. We thank Francie Hansen, Coordinator of the Trashion Fashion Show, as she welcomes … Continue reading

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DANCE 4 HEALTH Flash Mob at the Fair 2017-Join us!

Watch the video, learn the moves. Don’t want to get up and dance, stand in the crowd and wave your hands to the beat! Thanks for supporting our youth messages for healthy choices! Dance 4 Health! Saturday, August 19th at … Continue reading

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The science of THC potency of pot.

  July 21, 2017 It’s a challenge that has tested parents for generations: How do you warn your teens about risky behaviors that you may have engaged in when you were their age? When it comes to marijuana, the key may … Continue reading

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Coalitions in Action: Youth Create a “Keep Your Focus” Marijuana Awareness Campaign

In south central Connecticut, the Durham Middlefield Local Wellness Coalition created the “Keep Your Focus” marijuana awareness campaign, pioneered and steered by youth in conjunction with a marketing company partnership. “This project was very much youth-driven. They felt there was … Continue reading

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New WA. State Distracted Driving Laws go into effect July 23, 2017

Our SJIPC Chair and San Juan County Probation Officer, Brad Fincher, shares “Essentially the new infractions for distracted driving become more broadly defined to make it easier for law enforcement to write tickets and keep people safer out on our … Continue reading

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