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Kauai's Lydgate Park is now tobacco-free

With lots of hard work and dedication, Tobacco Free Kaua’i is ecstatic to announce that the pavilion at Lydgate Park and Kamalani Playground are now completely tobacco-free! Former TFK coordinator, Valerie Saiki, worked tirelessly on this…
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Tobacco Cessation is BACK on Kauai!

NEED HELP QUITTING TOBACCO? SERVICES ARE BACK ON KAUA‘I! Congratulations to Malama Pono! They received a grant from the Hawaii Community Foundation to support their new tobacco cessation program. Malama Pono has hit the ground running…
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Youth Council Retreat Brings 44 Youth Together To Learn, Share & Connect

On August 13th, the Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawai‘i (CTFH)  held a Youth Council retreat at Secret Island Beach on Oahu. A total of 44 participants took part in the event representing O‘ahu , Hawai‘i Island, Kaua‘i, Maui, and…
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How an idea becomes law

For many, the process of how an idea becomes a law can be pretty overwhelming.  Especially in Hawai‘i where there are literally thousands of bills introduced each year at the start of the legislative session. If you’ve ever wondered what…
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Kaua‘i continues education campaign on electronic smoking devices

“Water vapor, smells like candy, harmless, there’s no secondhand smoke, it’s safe.” These are the usual excuses youth use when they convince themselves to try ESDs. However, what we do know is ESDs are not safe especially for minors…
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Kick Butts Day 2016 attended by 77 youth!

On March 24th, CTFH hosted a Kick Butts Day event and rally at the Hawai‘i State Capitol. The theme for this year's Kick Butts Day was the Youth Council’s chosen policy priority: prohibiting smoking, including electronic smoking devices,…
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New laws to tackle tobacco use launch with new year

Historic laws go into effect January 1, 2016. Today, Hawai`i becomes the first state in the nation to raise the legal age to purchase or consume tobacco products to 21. This is a crowning achievement for the our public health community and…