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Among other surprising revelations, our new study found that 63% of people said vaping at work is bothersome and 72… https://t.co/i2dt1Dx98eThis year's annual tobacco documents workshop — a 1-day how-to on using tobacco industry documents for advocacy — h… https://t.co/lzpMxbujWWThis is nothing more than an attempt by a company backed by Big Tobacco that’s facing mounting lawsuits and dwindli… https://t.co/zzHMLSj6qE
2/26
2020
If your business of selling cigarettes is under threat, what do you do? If you’re PMI, you release IQOS under the g… https://t.co/E7kVwb407tThe Ditch Vaping TikTok Campus challenge planning is underway! Can’t wait to see what these creative students come… https://t.co/qeacrEZK99
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2/25
2020
There are up to 10x more tobacco ads in black neighborhoods than in other neighborhoods in cities like D.C. Why? Sm… https://t.co/8ye0736DIi
2/24
2020
You didn’t fail at quitting. You just haven’t finished the process because #EveryTryCounts. Make 2020 the year you… https://t.co/WSQL9BB6YD
2/22
2020
At the European Conference on Tobacco or Health this week in Berlin our head of marketing @easche shared details an… https://t.co/j2almNJfPGVaping in the workplace is a bigger problem than most employers think https://t.co/JIbdeG7AJY
Retweeted by Truth InitiativeDon’t let big tobacco tip the scales. Quit today: https://t.co/h9v8j06fAD #StopSmoking #StopVaping https://t.co/eGu5stA3VR
Retweeted by Truth InitiativeWhat products are still allowed under the new flavored e-cigarette policy? The policy limits flavors, but only for… https://t.co/Zp6OHvTPRH“Puff bars are possibly one of the worst-designed products from 2019 with some of the shadiest owners and productio… https://t.co/MIrwjNvB9T
Retweeted by Truth InitiativeWhat the federal e-cig policy exempts: 1. Cheap, disposable e-cigs 2. 15,000+ flavored e-liquids 3. Refillable e-c… https://t.co/QF3e4HPcZ5
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2/21
2020
Thousands of pharmacies, including @Walgreens, have ignored a @pharmacists recommendation and continue to sell toba… https://t.co/EDPX0E1b5b
2/20
2020
For companies who want to help their employees quit smoking or vaping, see why some traditional approaches — such a… https://t.co/FACnwgTshgWatch Now: Our #VitalTalks event - Hope Meets Reality: E-Cigarettes, a Public Health Harm or Harm Reduction? – feat… https://t.co/LkXCLFsovd
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2/19
2020
JUUL pods and disposable e-cigarettes like blu and Puff Bars are single-use plastic products. They’re not intended… https://t.co/9ZSNGhlgsL
2/15
2020
The Truth about Opioids campaign has heart, says @EngageforGood! Thrilled to be named a finalist with @Leidosinc in… https://t.co/E7KVAtMhr4
2/14
2020
A national ban on menthol cigarettes would help counter the tobacco industry’s long history of marketing to the bla… https://t.co/TgEBRrQ0Zs
2/13
2020
Lawsuit against JUUL brings “some of the starkest evidence to date that the company was targeting young, nonsmokers… https://t.co/TZVZDKK3hJSchool nurses are on the frontlines of the youth e-cigarette epidemic. Hear their stories on how the e-cig industry… https://t.co/NPKqYHfqhD
Retweeted by Truth InitiativeRaising taxes on tobacco (and thereby increasing its price) is one of the most effective ways to reduce tobacco use… https://t.co/IsU4TBq4H1I made a commitment to parents and teens to hold e-cigarette companies accountable. Today, we have uncovered new in… https://t.co/833yOSu7d9
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2/12
2020
26 years ago, tobacco executives stated under oath that nicotine is not addictive. Last week in a hearing that bore… https://t.co/ySHWaCwQ8MGreetings from @AOCSummit in San Diego! We’re proud to be a supporter of the conference and share our knowledge abo… https://t.co/AI0BoJkJJ9Way to go, Maryland! The federal restrictions on flavored tobacco do not go far enough and it's up to states and lo… https://t.co/PrAfguTn9g
2/11
2020
Nearly 1 in 3 people working in hospitality use tobacco. Contributing to this higher-than-average rate is the stres… https://t.co/ZR8fXpsDXt
2/10
2020
Study: Strong local flavored tobacco policies protect less than 1% of the U.S. population. These local policies are… https://t.co/gpBA9MOv8KReason #7,202,485 that we keep harping on flavored products: they're known to appeal to young people and often the… https://t.co/bbp0mDahA8
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2/7
2020
The key words here are "cartridge-based" — even after today's policy goes into effect, disposable vapes that come i… https://t.co/cyPZNqrbukFollowing yesterday's @EnergyCommerce e-cig hearing, our youth activists met with @RepDianaDeGette, @Buddy_Carter,… https://t.co/6mkxLy2rfmThe new federal guidance that allows thousands of flavored e-cigarettes to remain on the market goes into effect to… https://t.co/85mAwIUqUZ
Retweeted by Truth InitiativeBlack Lives / Black Lungs, a documentary by our former fellow Lincoln Mondy, explores the history, marketing tactic… https://t.co/HKnhtR48okThe Trump Administration's loophole-filled e-cigarette policy takes effect today. We created this fact sheet to sho… https://t.co/Sfj3D8AhcI
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2/6
2020
@truthorange @stephebbs At the hearing, @FrankPallone make it clear the CEOs needed to be held accountable: "I hear… https://t.co/0cQIjPomLDTop e-cigarette maker CEOs were in the hot seat today at a hearing on Capitol Hill and @truthorange youth activists… https://t.co/HT7GayGzCbA group of around 20 people, largely made up of young people, came from across the country to show their support fo… https://t.co/br8Q2984Fa
Retweeted by Truth InitiativeA great visual at today's hearing: 15-20 youth wearing bright orange #DitchJUUL t-shirts. To join the text-based e… https://t.co/VhbZzozg5S
Retweeted by Truth InitiativeTrump’s “flavor ban” is leaving the door wide open for the tobacco industry to entice an entire generation into nic… https://t.co/e0wMkmZ7fP
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2/5
2020
If anyone thought new flavored e-cigarette regulations were going to solve the youth vaping epidemic, they haven’t… https://t.co/FyxCvxK660
2/4
2020
A recent report from @theexprogram is helping organizations "cut through the confusion" about e-cigarettes with the… https://t.co/xyWHVMFOWqCigarette butts litter parks, grocery stores, bus stops and many other public spaces, but new NIST research finds t… https://t.co/Z2eaRjS6QK
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2/3
2020
“Puff came out as the new popular thing that every single kid was doing and I hopped on that fad,” one teen explain… https://t.co/X81yuTxcY1
Retweeted by Truth InitiativePuff Bars and other disposable e-cigarettes are showing what copycat products of JUUL can do to cash in on the prof… https://t.co/aQF0PKu70C
1/31
2020
Menthol cigarettes offer no health benefit to smokers, and, in fact, are easier to start smoking and more difficult… https://t.co/VA6aEY2UwxOur first #PublicHealthReview podcast of 2020 is out now! Learn about the federal Tobacco 21 policy and state effor… https://t.co/y9y95WniiL
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1/30
2020
About 1 in 4 retail workers use some form of tobacco, spending an average of 1 hour and 20 minutes every day on tob… https://t.co/OohLY9qAbyIf you need help quitting smoking or vaping yourself, consider https://t.co/SxtncuODNl. Developed in collaboration… https://t.co/7A5bdMghQWParents and other adults looking to help young people quit smoking or vaping can also text QUIT to (202) 899-7550 t… https://t.co/QUbbMGBFuJTeens and young adults who want to quit vaping can text DITCHJUUL to 88709 to sign up for #ThisIsQuitting.… https://t.co/fYokPgV5KoParents: To help your child quit using JUUL or other e-cigs, here are some tips for how to start from the experts b… https://t.co/AFDFgMPk11
1/29
2020
Tobacco harms the environment in a lot more ways than just air pollution and cigarette litter. A @WHO report shows… https://t.co/cV6GfUzy68One of the stories on tonight's episode of #NewAmsterdam deals with the effects of vaping on a teenage boy. Watch i… https://t.co/QU81zXtnRWIt’s official — more than 100,000 people have signed up for #ThisIsQuitting and we know it's working. More than hal… https://t.co/AQQYCLmCft
1/28
2020
We did it! Nothing beats the power of 100,000 people on #ThisIsQuitting. Text “DitchJUUL” to 88709 to ditch your va… https://t.co/wH8GTZ7xna
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1/27
2020
It's no accident that African American smokers use menthol cigarettes at a rate nearly 3x higher than white smokers… https://t.co/Os0Hf36IBN
1/24
2020
A new @Surgeon_General report on quitting makes it clear that evidence-based tools, including digital and text-base… https://t.co/hgA2san6lETobacco dependence is a chronic, often relapsing condition, driven by addiction to nicotine. The report released to… https://t.co/tJsWckh6k0
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1/23
2020
The percentage of current JUUL users who use the device regularly — on at least 10 of the last 30 days — increased… https://t.co/9lonBQYkunSocial media helped Juul dominate the vaping market. Now, teens are using it to help each other quit https://t.co/Kp7cFJDnfa
Retweeted by Truth InitiativeFlavored products are the primary driver of the youth e-cigarette epidemic — 97% of young people who vape use flavo… https://t.co/e1VoBGfx6V
1/21
2020
Pop culture is one of the last places where smoking is still socially acceptable. You see it in everything from mov… https://t.co/fHtmD9gyaL
1/20
2020
If your child is one of the now 5 million+ youth using e-cigarettes, like JUUL, they’re at risk for nicotine addict… https://t.co/PGeVLEpNE9
1/17
2020
A new study makes the case that smoking cigarettes primes young people to try other potentially addictive drugs. It… https://t.co/jqOisnkFWk
1/15
2020
As one of the ways they are combating the opioid crisis, @LeidosInc has partnered to help fund our @truthorange opi… https://t.co/20vepuOzCnAgreed. With the administration and federal government considering it “case closed” on addressing the youth e-cigar… https://t.co/EafWLdKATZWhat would make it even greater is if it didn't show role models smoking. @robinkoval: “Every post, like and share… https://t.co/si7UPyN3ZD @PattyMurray and nearly 30 other Dems criticize @realDonaldTrump's vaping policy as "riddled with loopholes" that w… https://t.co/yiT0zDFvPC
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1/14
2020
With more than 25% of high school seniors saying they vaped in the past 30 days, it’s no surprise that colleges are… https://t.co/xKN1qdSMJTEmployers Are Adding Anti-Vaping Support For Parents to Their Wellness Benefits https://t.co/i0kFTDczrdhttps://t.co/Xj5oFDz7vK
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1/13
2020
Only about 7% of people who try to quit tobacco are successful each year. But new digital tools — everything from o… https://t.co/iUflELKcIK
1/11
2020
Quitting smoking can dramatically affect a person’s mental health as well as their physical health. But doctors don… https://t.co/o1eoEHNoPLA new @AMJPublicHealth article conclusively refutes the often-repeated erroneous claim that e-cigarettes are 95% sa… https://t.co/drsKVmUgHz
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1/9
2020
Quitting e-cigarettes is a New Year’s resolution for almost half of young vapers. The latest campaign from… https://t.co/jEju2wN1EO
1/8
2020
Breaking up with e-cigarettes in 2020? @TheMeganJacobs shares steps to help quit vaping for good. https://t.co/5BsUKIDd1y via @healthlineAlmost half of 15- to 24-year-olds who vape say quitting is their New Year’s resolution and many are showing how th… https://t.co/n9AaP9kPFM
1/7
2020
Know a young person focused on tobacco control issues who’s committed to making a difference in their community? We… https://t.co/EGV61THb7a
1/6
2020
Most people who smoke relapse within just 8 days when they’re trying to quit on their own. But a text-based quit-sm… https://t.co/jADeHy0kJq
1/3
2020
A new federal policy is a win for JUUL and e-cig makers — flavors like unicorn vomit & gummy bear will stay on the… https://t.co/g79hKFn5R0How To Create A #Healthy And Tobacco-Free #Workplace. The December issue of Employee #Benefits & #Wellness Excelle… https://t.co/puHR95wcbB
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1/2
2019
Need help? Text DITCHJUUL to 88709. https://t.co/k6f0stLsHAEmployees who smoke cost their company an average of $5,816 a year. Providing a quitting program at work — at no co… https://t.co/3TpAfCzpq3
12/30
2019
From offering candy-flavored tobacco products to college scholarships, manufacturers and sellers of e-cigarettes ar… https://t.co/pTpiecxJeh
12/27
2019
The percentage of smokers who turned to the internet for information on how to quit has more than doubled over the… https://t.co/mXc1WsJHsO
12/26
2019
While the national adult smoking rate is 17.1%, many states lag far behind — 26% of adults in West Virginia and nea… https://t.co/S5yqH5leY8
12/23
2019
By creating a nationwide Tobacco 21 policy raising the legal age to buy tobacco & e-cigs, the federal government ha… https://t.co/pHk4G4zcXp
12/21
2019
Atlanta is going smoke-free in the near year! Months of work by a coalition on the ground has helped clear the air… https://t.co/EreabXX9CLOur new report shows states will collect $27.2 billion from the '98 tobacco settlement + tobacco taxes in 2020. De… https://t.co/5O50uOWJAt
Retweeted by Truth InitiativeTobacco companies will exploit any opportunity to addict a new generation to nicotine. We support a plan to block B… https://t.co/f990WiR3JJ
12/19
2019
The end of youth cigarette smoking is in reach — new survey data shows the smoking rate’s fallen to just 3.7%. But… https://t.co/VRG4Lm0Wab
12/18
2019
Keyword “avoidable.” The youth vaping epidemic could have been avoided if @FDATobacco had done its job of regulatin… https://t.co/i22Jy2XePZCreating a federal Tobacco 21 policy is a positive step, but it's not a solution to the youth e-cigarette epidemic.… https://t.co/PjkAPXq87v
12/17
2019
Since nicotine is what makes e-cigarettes addictive, quitting them is similar (but not exactly the same) as quittin… https://t.co/oSGwWSBVKe
12/16
2019
If your child is one of the now 5 million+ youth using e-cigarettes, like JUUL, they’re at risk for nicotine addict… https://t.co/ybNz0gfU7Q
12/13
2019
Tonight during the #TheGameAwards gaming influencer @BajheeraWoW is encouraging his followers to live a healthy lif… https://t.co/bFMnCMCn9DSome video games topping holiday wish lists this year — including the most anticipated release, @CallofDutyhttps://t.co/Zbto8ocf2S
12/12
2019
A study of tobacco marketing in Ohio found that tobacco products were cheaper in neighborhoods with higher percenta… https://t.co/tqSIa3pYWL
12/11
2019
What’s worth more to Big Tobacco — 320,000 human lives, or $33 billion? Hint: they went for the money.… https://t.co/OdH5sTPBZFKnowing that you should stop smoking, wanting to stop smoking and even being determined to stop smoking isn’t usual… https://t.co/nIvbsYVc0G
12/10
2019

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