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 – November 10, 2017

Starting Nov. 1, the Reynolds Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 7599 in Greenville, PA became tobacco free. Smoking, chewing tobacco and electronic cigarettes are not permitted in the restaurant or bar. Not only did the VFW want to create a more enjoyable atmosphere for non-smokers and families with children; but it is also a decision that supports a piece of legislation that, if passed, would further restrict smoking in public facilities.

PACT Notes – November, 3rd 2017

Lung cancer is the nation’s leading cause of cancer death. According to the American Lung Association; screening can save thousands of lives, yet less than 5 percent of the estimated 9 million Americans considered “high risk” have been screened. The low-dose CT scan has the ability to save lives, and to raise public awareness about the new availability of screening for those considered at high risk, the American Lung Association recently partnered with the Ad Council to launch “Saved By The Scan.”

PACT Notes – October 20, 2017

Temple university is looking at becoming a tobacco-free campus. The College of Public Health created a task force over the summer to explore becoming a tobacco-free campus. Currently, the university has a liberal smoke-free policy that only bans smoking within 25 feet of a main entrance, exit or working window of a university building. The task force is now researching how to enforce a tobacco-free policy and if the campus should be 100 percent tobacco-free.