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Another New York County setting its sights on raising the age

Nassau County, New York is considering increasing the sales age of all tobacco products to 21. Karen Bloomenfeld, along with other anti-tobacco advocates, medical professionals, and legislators, testified in support of raising the age. Arnold Drucker, a county commissioner in


San Francisco taking another bold step to control tobacco

San Francisco has long been a leader in public health and tobacco control. The UCSF Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education continually pushes out new information on the forefront of tobacco control. The city was also among the first


Oregon’s push for 21 gaining more support

More good news from the west coast. Oregon’s Tobacco 21 effort is moving forward with great bi-partisan support as well as support from multiple news outlets. This week, the Portland Tribune, one of Oregon’s premier news sources, has come out


CTFK hitting tobacco out of the park

The Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids is showing their leadership, once again in the professional baseball arena. Following their involvement in removing tobacco from the San Francisco Giants stadium in 2015 and other successes in the 2016 season, at the


Removing tobacco from pharmacies spurs some to quit

In 2014, CVS was the first national pharmacy chain in the country to stop selling tobacco products other than FDA approved cessation devices. In the years following, they commissioned an internal evaluation of their efforts on the smoking rates of