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  • Preparing to Re-Open After COVID-19?

    - Here’s an Important Step to Protect Your Staff and Customers Ryan Coffman, MPH, CHES, CTTS-M, Tobacco Policy and Control Program Manager, Philadelphia Department of Public Health                 The COVID-19 epidemic in the United States has and will continue change the way we gather in public places. Tobacco use […]
  • New Executive Order Promotes Healthy City Spaces

    - On December 18, 2019, Mayor Kenney signed a new Executive Order to provide healthy, clean, and safe spaces on city properties and at city-sponsored employee events by making them smoke and vape-free. This new Executive Order will provide clean air for the thousands of employees, visitors, and the public who regularly use city spaces. While […]
  • Keeping communities safe from flavored vapes

    - This is an excellent op-ed by Lincoln Mondy, on the devastating impact that menthol cigarettes have had on Black communities, and the connection to the current battle over flavored vaping products. In Philadelphia, we’re taking steps toward ensuring that no other young people become addicted to flavored nicotine products, by restricting the sale flavored e-cigarettes and […]
  • ATTN: E-cigarette and Vaping Product Use-Associated Lung Injury (EVALI)

    - Title Updated: October 25, 2019 Across the country, more than 1000 cases of severe vaping-associated lung disease and dozens of deaths have been reported.  The CDC has not yet identified the product or products responsible for this syndrome. We do know that the majority of people affected have been young and previously healthy. Vaping products […]

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