Tag Archives: Tobacco

State News
May 23, 2018

Community Health Centers join tobacco-free movement

Tobacco use is the No. 1 preventable cause of death. Vermont’s Department of Health estimates that each year smoking results in about 1,000 smoking-related deaths in Vermont. It also costs $348 million in medical expenses. Second hand smoke affects countless other lives – children, friends…

Local News
February 7, 2018

Vermont youth speak out against flavored tobacco

MONTPELIER – High school students from across the state marched to the Vermont State House on Tuesday, Feb. 6, and met with lawmakers to speak out against the dangerous influence flavored tobacco has on Vermont’s kids and teens. The members of the youth-led organization Our Voices Xposed…

State News
March 29, 2017

Bill to raise the age for tobacco sales from 18 to 21

On March 17 Senate Health and Welfare committee members unanimously voted “yes” on legislation aimed at saving lives and money by reducing tobacco use in the state. Leaders from the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, the American Lung Association, the American Heart Association, the American Cancer…

Local News
March 8, 2017

CU goes tobacco-free

CASTLETON—Castleton University announced Thursday that it will be joining nearly 2,000 colleges and universities across the country in becoming a tobacco free campus beginning Aug. 1. In November the Vermont State Colleges board of trustees unanimously approved a measure to ensure all VSC institutions will…

February 15, 2017

“Kick Butts Day” educates youth about dangers of tobacco

Dear editor,

More than 480,000 people in the United States will die this year from a tobacco-related disease. Each day, more than 1,000 kids become new, regular smokers; roughly one-third of them will die prematurely from a tobacco-related disease. On March 15, 2017, Kick Butts…

Local News
February 24, 2016

After major drug enforcement operation, 31 facing charges

By Elizabeth Hewitt, VTDigger.org

RUTLAND—Dozens of Vermonters are facing drug-related charges after an operation involving multiple law enforcement agencies this week. In total 20 defendants have been arrested and cited to appear in Bennington or Rutland Superior Court facing a variety of state-level criminal charges….

News Briefs
February 8, 2016

Tobacco ban at opiate treatment centers backfires

By Elizabeth Hewitt

During the first two weeks of the year, fewer than half of the 41 beds at Maple Leaf Farm, a residential opiate treatment facility in Underhill, were full. For a facility that usually has a waiting list of 34 and a wait…