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Ohio AG Campaign Targeting Illegal E-Cigarettes Marks Important Step to Protect Young People

The newly announced campaign by Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost to combat the flood of illegal e-cigarettes streaming into the state represents an important step to protect youth and young adults from the dangers of nicotine addiction and should serve as an example for other attorneys general across the nation.

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Bigger, stronger, and cheaper: Disposable e-cigarettes have more nicotine and are more accessible than ever

Disposable e-cigarettes sold in the U.S. nearly tripled in nicotine strength, quintupled in e-liquid capacity, and dropped in price by nearly 70% between 2017 and 2022, according to a recent Truth Initiative® study published in Tobacco Control.  

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Quitting Tobacco: Facts and Stats

Most smokers – nearly 70% – say they want to quit, and many make quit attempts each year. In 2020, slightly more than half of current smokers (56%) made a quit attempt in the past year.

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White House Delay in Issuing Final Menthol and Flavored Cigar Rules Represents Huge Loss for Public Health, Social Justice

Lack of action squanders the ability to save lives, protect youth and stand up for social justice by reducing health disparities.

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Lights, Camera, Tobacco?

How rising smoking and vaping imagery in top entertainment influences e-cigarette use and fuels nicotine addiction among young audiences.

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Truth Initiative and EVERFI Collaborate to Launch Updated Prescription Drug Safety Curriculum for Middle and High School Students Amid Growing Youth Overdose Crisis

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