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San Francisco first city to ban e-cigarette flavors

by Robert King  | June 26, 2018 12:00 AM Bottles of various flavors of vapor solution, known as “juice,” for use in e-cigarettes at a shop in Sacramento, Calif. Rich Pedroncelli/AP San Francisco became the first city in the country to ban the flavored liquids used in e-cigarettes, unwilling to wait for the Food and Drug […]

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TPCC youth “kick butts” in downtown McAllen!

Following up 6 months after McAllen’s comprehensive smoke-free ordinance went into effect, the TPCC youth group headed to Archer Park and then parts of downtown McAllen to help clean up cigarette butts. While walking the streets, they took the opportunity to speak with businesses along the way and distribute ‘no smoking’ signs. In all, the […]

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California doubles down on tobacco prevention

https://oag.ca.gov/news/press-releases/attorney-general-becerra-announces-375-million-state-grants-combat-illegal SACRAMENTO – Today, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced $37.5 million in state grant funding to combat the illegal sale of cigarettes and tobacco products to minors. The grants to 71 local entities throughout the state will fund operations, retailer training programs, the installation of signage, youth outreach, tobacco retail license inspections, training for sworn personnel, […]

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Schools fret as teens take to vaping, even in classrooms

https://www.yahoo.com/news/schools-fret-teens-vaping-even-classrooms-125608094.html?platform=hootsuite BOSTON (AP) — Sneaking a cigarette in the school bathroom? How quaint. Today’s teens have taken to vaping, an alternative to smoking that’s so discreet they can do it without even leaving the classroom. Health and education officials across the country are raising alarms over wide underage use of e-cigarettes and other vaping products. […]

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This photo of an airport smoking section shows the disgusting damage caused by cigarettes

http://www.thisisinsider.com/photo-airport-smoking-section-damage-ceiling-cigarettes-2017-10   Smoking kills…and ruins ceiling tiles. The INSIDER Summary: A Reddit user posted a photo of a smoking section at an airport. The ceiling tiles in the smoking section are yellowed, while the ceiling tiles outside the smoking section remain white. It’s a good reminder the harms caused by smoking. By now, we all […]

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If you smoke, your child smokes.

Secondhand Smoke Harms Children Secondhand smoke can cause serious health problems in children. Studies show that older children whose parents smoke get sick more often. Their lungs grow less than children who do not breathe secondhand smoke, and they get more bronchitis and pneumonia. Wheezing and coughing are more common in children who breathe secondhand […]

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Youth group meeting + butt clean-up!

For the March youth group meeting & orientation, the youth group wanted to stay local and help clean up the business park near the TPCC office. Over 350 cigarette butts were picked up from the parking lot and outside office buildings. Cheers to our young team that want to help keep the environment clean while […]

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