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 May 11, 2018

Turquoise is the signature color of the LUNG FORCE movement. Since 2014, LUNG FORCE has collected stories of lung cancer patients, survivors and caregivers- these brave women and men are our “LUNG FORCE Heroes” and by sharing their stories we’re able to change perceptions of lung cancer – and to help others know their risk and understand why new methods of early detection are essential for saving lives. Now until May 26, you can visit a CVS Pharmacy and make a donation at the register to raise funds for lung cancer awareness, research and education.

PACT Notes May 4th 2018

On Tuesday, May 1, 2018, the American Lung Association in Pennsylvania hosted more than 500 lung health advocates, including youth, from across Pennsylvania to rally for Pennsylvania lawmakers to take action now and raise the minimum sales age for all tobacco products – including e-cigarettes – to 21 at the Main Capitol in Harrisburg. In addition, advocates urged support for sustaining Master Settlement Agreement funds to support lifesaving tobacco cessation and prevention programs and services throughout the commonwealth. At the event press conference, State Sen. Mario Scavello and Rep. Thomas Murt both committed to working together to introduce Tobacco 21 legislation, with the hope of having the legislation pass by this time next year.

PACT Notes April 27, 2018

Penn State announced that the University will move to become tobacco and smoke-free across all campuses beginning with a launch in fall 2018. The use of cigarettes, e-cigarettes, cigars, pipes, smokeless tobacco, all nicotine delivery devices and other tobacco products will be prohibited across all University-owned or leased properties, facilities and vehicles. As part of Penn State’s strategic priority to enhance health and wellness, the University is committed to the health and well-being of its students, employees and visitors. Penn State is the 11th school in the Big Ten Conference to implement such a policy.