Newsletter Feature - OR
Oregon Kids Can’t Wait on the Federal Government When it Comes to Preventing Tobacco Use
While it is easy to forget when Oregon is still in the throws of the COVID19 Delta variant, before the pandemic Oregon was facing a different kind of epidemic brought about by the tobacco industry. A youth smoking epidemic driven by egregiously flavors tobacco products.
As part of my work in the community, I have some samples of flavored tobacco products to use as examples to show elected officials, who are not often the targets of the sleek advertising campaigns from the tobacco industry, just what we are talking about. When my then 5-year-old came across the jar in my car he asked me if it was candy. That’s when this really campaign hit close to home. The tobacco industry is preying on our kids.
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Join Us October 6th
We enjoyed connecting with You're the Cure advocates from across the country last month as part of our RelentlessTogether National Advocacy Chat Series, highlighting key federal public policy efforts and the future of Heart.
If you missed any of the four chats, we invite you to visit act.yourethecure.org/relentless to catch the replays and to share them with friends.
In case you have any questions after watching the recordings we wanted to offer office hours on Zoom (details below) on October 6th at noon PST. This is a casual time for you to connect with us and ask any questions that weren't addressed during the chats or any other questions you might have about the work we are doing in your state.
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