No decline in youth tobacco use

Tobacco use among middle and high school students has not changed since 2011, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The 2015 National Youth Tobacco Survey […]

Targeting tobacco

Elected officials across the country seem to be taking aim at tobacco this month. Last week, the California Senate voted to raise the legal age to purchase tobacco products to 21. […]

Retailers continue to illegally sell tobacco to minors

Illegal tobacco sales to minors are at the highest level in nearly two decades. More than 17 percent of retailers in the state illegally sold tobacco to minors in 2015, according […]

Washingtonians support raising tobacco sale age

The majority of Washington residents want to make young adults wait three more years to legally purchase tobacco. A new poll found that 65 percent Washington residents support raising the sale […]

The true cost of smoking

A pack-a-day smoking habit will end up costing Washington residents quite a bit more than those living in other parts of the country, according to a new report. A Washington smoker […]

10 years of clean indoor air

Public health officials across the state are celebrating 10 years of clean indoor air today. On Dec. 8, 2005, the state’s Smoking in Public Places law went into effect, banning smoking […]

High school athletes use smokeless tobacco more than non-athletes

High school athletes smoke tobacco products at a lower rate than non-athletes, but they use smokeless tobacco at a higher rate, according to a new study. The research shows the use […]

Study: Cigarette warning labels with pictures more effective

It’s not enough to tell young adults about the dangers of smoking; they need to see the damaging effects of smoking, as well. A new study by a Washington State University […]

CDC is back with more Tips from Former Smokers

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today launched its 2015 Tips from Former Smokers campaign. The Tips campaign, which was first launched in March 2012, features people living with the […]

58 million people exposed to secondhand smoke

While secondhand smoke exposure has declined significantly since 1999, about 58 million nonsmokers are still exposed to secondhand smoke. And some groups – children, black people, those living in poverty and […]

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