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 – March 2, 2018

A report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) presents the prevalence of cigarette smoking at any time during pregnancy among women who gave birth in 2016 in the United States by state of residence as well as maternal race and Hispanic origin, age, and educational attainment. In 2016, 7.2% of women who gave birth smoked cigarettes during pregnancy, smoking during pregnancy was highest for women aged 20-24, smoking during pregnancy was highest among women with a completed high school education.

PACT Notes – February 23, 2018

Combustible tobacco products, including cigars, pipes, and cigarettes, continue to represent the leading cause of preventable mortality in the United States. Mortality risks for cigarette smokers in the United States have been extensively studied and analyzed but comparable estimates for users of other combustible tobacco products, such as cigars and pipes, are more limited. Data analyses revealed that exclusive current cigarette smokers and exclusive current cigar smokers have higher all-cause mortality risks than never tobacco users. The risk of dying from tobacco-related cancers is higher for current and former exclusive cigarette smokers, current exclusive pipe smokers, and current exclusive cigar smokers than for never tobacco users.

PACT Notes – February 16, 2018

We are very happy to announce that registration is now open for this year’s Day at the Capitol!This year’s event will be held on May 1st, 2018, at the Pennsylvania State Capitol in Harrisburg. The primary advocacy topics of focus will be to educate legislators on sustaining Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) dollars to support necessary tobacco cessation and prevention programs and services, as well as the importance of increasing the minimum legal age of sale for tobacco products to 21 to eliminate or reduce youth tobacco initiation.