TOBACCO FREE NEWS

We are constantly tracking tobacco-related news from Rhode Island and around the country so that our partners can stay informed about important developments, research, and policy. These are the latest must-reads.

 

Chemists Find that Hookah Tobacco Heated Electronically
Kills 70 Percent More Lung Cells than Traditional Charcoal

April 4, 2017
University of Cincinnati

The gooey, flavorful tobacco in hookah pipes is normally burned with specially made charcoal briquettes, which can contain heavy metals or other toxins. But a study by UC graduate student Ryan Saadawi found that a popular alternative - electric heating disks sold in most tobacco shops - might be far more harmful to your health.

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Dripping Is the Latest E-Cigarette Concern

Dripping Is the Latest E-Cigarette Concern
February 15, 2017

American Association for Respiratory Care

Growing evidence suggests there are multiple harms associated with the use of e-cigarettes, and most respiratory therapists caution their patients against their use. Not only do these electronic devices contain dangerous chemicals like formaldehyde, acetaldehyde, and acrolein, they are also increasingly being used as a substitute for cigarettes rather than as a path to quitting.

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The State of Tobacco Control Rhode Island Report

The State of Tobacco Control Rhode Island Report
January 25, 2017
American Lung Association

American Lung Association’s State of Tobacco Control report finds federal and state leaders failed to protect the American public from tobacco. Read what urgent actions are needed to protect Americans from the harms of tobacco use and secondhand smoke.

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National Report: Rhode Island Ranks 42nd in Protecting Kids from Tobacco

National Report: Rhode Island Ranks 42nd
in Protecting Kids from Tobacco

December 14, 2016
PRNewswire-USNewswire

Rhode Island ranks 42nd nationwide in funding programs to prevent kids from smoking and help smokers quit, according to a report released today by a coalition of public health organizations. Rhode Island is spending $375,622 million this year on tobacco prevention and cessation programs, which is just 2.9 percent of the $12.8 million recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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