PACT Notes

November 3rd, 2017

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Tobacco Use Among Working Adults – United States, 2014-2016

It’s About to get Harder for Some to Buy Tobacco in N.J. Here’s What you Need to Know.

When it Pays to Quit, More People Stop Smoking

Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment

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 – October 27, 2017

New York State is banning electronic cigarettes indoors everywhere that traditional tobacco cigarettes are prohibited, such as restaurants, bars and other workplaces.

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.