Half of adult smokers become regular smokers before the age of 18 and four out of five become regular users before they reach the age of 21.
News Release — American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network August 3, 2017 Contact: Amber Herting Phone: 508-450-8690 Email: [email protected] Vermont Making Progress on Cancer-Fighting Public Policies Vermont Lawmakers Have Opportunities to Save Lives and Money Through Improving Access to Affordable Health Coverage, Tobacco Control and Quality of Life Measures MONTPELIER – AUGUST 3 – Vermont […]
If 40-50 percent of our health care spending results from poor patient choices, how can we find more effective ways to influence patients to make better choices?
News Release — Vermont Department of Health May 31, 2017 Media Contact: Vermont Department of Health 802-863-7281 Survey shows flavored tobacco, especially fruit and candy flavors, appeals to youth BURLINGTON – High school youth activists joined community tobacco coalition volunteers and state health officials today in releasing the results of a public opinion survey that […]
The vote against S.88 kills the bill and ends a political saga that has enveloped the legislation in recent weeks.
News Release — American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Contact: Amber Herting American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Phone: 508-450-8690 (mobile) Email: [email protected] Volunteers, Cancer Researchers, Head Coach of Vermont Bucks Come Together, Urge Lawmakers to Increase Tobacco Sales Age to 21 MONTPELIER – April 17, 2015 – Cancer advocates, survivors and caregivers from across the […]
We should be using every tool available to us to prevent addiction of any kind, be it tobacco, marijuana, alcohol or opiates.
News Release — Vermont Department of Health February 2, 2017 Media Contact: Vermont Department of Health 802-863-7281 Students to rally at the State House and meet with legislators about the dangers flavored tobacco products and advertising pose to young Vermonters MONTPELIER – Gummy bear, cotton candy, bubble gum and peanut butter cup are among the […]
News Release — Rutland Regional Medical Center January 9, 2016 Media Contact: Peg Bolgioni, Marketing & Public Relations 802.772.2843 or [email protected] Be Tobacco-free in 2017 Rutland, VT- When the new year approaches many folks hurriedly make those well intentioned resolutions like banning sweets from their diet or exercising more than once a week. Quitting tobacco […]
News Release — Office of the Attorney General July 26, 2016 Contact: Helen Wagner Assistant Attorney General (802) 828-2508 Two tobacco dealers will pay Vermont a total of $69,000 for violating Vermont’s tobacco laws and Consumer Protection Act. In the spring of 2015, McIssac and Bairos New England Distribution, LLE of Avon, Massachusetts, a licensed […]
A bill that would raise the legal smoking age from 18 to 21 received final House approval Wednesday with an amendment exempting current military members. H.93 would gradually increase the age for purchasing tobacco products in Vermont over the next three years. As of the beginning of January 2019, the legal age would be 21. […]
The Vermont House gave final approval Thursday to a bill that would impose a 92 percent excise tax on electronic cigarettes and associated paraphernalia, including vaporizers. The bill passed on a voice vote. On Wednesday, the measure got preliminary approval on an 83-56 roll call vote. Supporters said they hope the tax will reduce the […]
Supporters say it would reduce the use of a dangerous product. Opponents called the measure misguided because they said some people quit smoking cigarettes by using e-cigarettes instead.
The House narrowly defeated an effort to increase the legal smoking age in Vermont from 18 to 21 Wednesday. The measure, from Rep. George Till, D-Jericho, came in the form of an amendment to a bill that limits the use and sale of electronic cigarettes. The House Human Services Committee, which led the charge on […]