January 15, 2014
TFW needs your help!!!
When you are out and about in Wichita and see an e-cigarette retailer, click on the link and simply answer a couple of quick questions. TFW wants to find out who is selling and where they are located for future initiatives with youth and the City of Wichita!
Hint: Look for words like “electronic cigarette” , “e-cig”, “e-cigarette”, and “vaping”.
February 7, 2014
Each year the tobacco industry spends close to $8B on advertising and promotions at the point where tobacco products enter our communities. Many of these outlets are located in pharmacies where people trying to manage conditions worsened by tobacco use are seen each and every day. We would like to applaud CVS Caremark for taking a giant step forward, choosing to stop tobacco sales in 7,600 stores across the country by Oct. 1, 2014.
“We’ve come to the decision that cigarettes have no place in an environment where healthcare is being delivered.” said Larry Merlo, the chief executive of CVS Caremark. We agree.
January 29, 2014
Graph courtesy of Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (2014)
Kansas spends about 200 times as much to treat diseases related to smoking each year as it spends on preventing smoking and helping people quit, according to a report from the Kansas Health Foundation, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, American Heart Association, American Lung Association, and Tobacco Free Kansas Coalition.
Read more about the REPORT.
For more information, read this REPORT from the Kansas Health Institute.