PACT Notes

October 27th, 2017

New York State Bans Vaping of Electronic Cigarettes Indoors, Just Like Traditional Tobacco Products

21+ Raising the Minimum Age of Sale for Cigarettes and all Tobacco Products to 21 is a Critical Tool That can Help End the Tobacco Epidemic

High- Nicotine E-Cigs may be Gateway to Smoking for Teens

Study Finds Smokers Wrongly Believe Natural American Spirit Cigarettes are Healthier

Lung Force Walk – Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
The Harrisburg LUNG FORCE Walk will be held Sunday, October 29, 2017 at City Island (245 Champion Way, Harrisburg, PA 17101).  Registration and check-in will begin at 8:30am with opening ceremony starting roughly around 9:45am and the walk will commence at 10:00am. The walking track this year will be a one mile loop around City Island featuring Trunk or Treat cars for children to stop at and grab some candy, raffles, several different vendors that will be donating portions of their sales back to the American Lung Association, and a number of food trucks.  This year participants have the option to bring along their furry friends to the walk, and participate in our pet costume contest. The online registration link is open until 2:00 pm today (October 27, 2017) but registration at the event is welcome.
For the registration link, please click here.

PACT Notes

PACT Notes – January 5, 2018

According to the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) study, teens who use e-cigarettes and other non-cigarette tobacco products report smoking cigarettes one year later. The researchers studied cigarette-smoking initiation among more than 10,000 participants. When first interviewed at ages 12-17, roughly half of the group reported that they had used e-cigarettes, hookah, snuff, or other non-cigarette tobacco products, but never cigarettes; the rest said they had always been completely tobacco-free. When re-interviewed one year later, those who reported having used a non-cigarette tobacco product were twice as likely to have smoke cigarettes during the past 30 days.

PACT Notes December 22nd, 2017

If your New Year’s resolution is to quit smoking, you’re in good company. It’s a popular goal and many people succeed. There are more former smokers in the United States-nearly 50 million-than current smokers. Planning can help make your healthy resolution a reality. Quitting smoking is challenging but it’s important to choose the best quit method for you, prepare ahead and change your routines, let others help you and lastly talk to your doctor or health care provider.

PACT Notes December 15, 2017

Since the states settled their lawsuits against the major tobacco companies in 1998, annual reports have assessed whether the states are keeping their promise to use a significant portion of their settlement funds to attack the enormous public health problems caused by tobacco use in the United States Despite receiving huge sums from the settlement and collecting billions more in tobacco taxes, the states continue to shortchange tobacco prevention and cessation programs that we know save lives and money. For fiscal year 2017 Pennsylvania only spent 9.9% of the CDC recommended amount on tobacco prevention and cessation programming.