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