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Rhode Island KIDS COUNT Releases New Issue Brief on Youth Tobacco Use

RI KIDS COUNT Issue Brief presents detailed rates of youth cigarette, tobacco product, and e-cigarette use in Rhode Island, risk factors, policies & recommendations.

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Rhode Island KIDS COUNT released its newest publication, Preventing Youth Tobacco Use in Rhode Island, at a policy roundtable on October 2nd. The Issue Brief presents detailed rates of youth cigarette, tobacco product, and e-cigarette use in Rhode Island, risk factors for youth tobacco and e-cigarette use, an overview of tobacco control programs and policies, as well as recommendations for eliminating youth tobacco use and the use of new products such as e-cigarettes.  One of the recommendations is increasing the minimum legal sale age for tobacco products to 21 (an American Heart Association priority!).  Click here to view the brief:

http://rikidscount.org/Portals/0/Uploads/Documents/Issue%20Briefs/9.27.17%20RI%20KIDS%20COUNT%20Tobacco%20Issue%20Brief%20Online%20Version.pdf

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