From the Hechinger Report—Seattle, Cincinnati and San Antonio are just three of a growing number of cities to develop high-quality public preschool programs paid for by new local taxes.
From Forbes—Today we have a massive and growing public health challenge that is substantially shortening the lives of millions, negatively impacting the health of our children, and adding an astounding $170 billion in health care costs to our nation annually. Unknown to most, it has been for years the leading cause of preventable death in the United States.
From KTAR—A clear majority of voters in the Valley’s two biggest cities want to see the legal smoking age raised from 18 to 21.
Around two-thirds of voters in Phoenix and Mesa support the idea of increasing the age for buying tobacco and vaping products, according to polls released Tuesday by Valley-based OH Predictive Insights.
From Arizona Public Media—Residents of Pima County and Tucson approve of efforts to raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco to 21 by a 2-to-1 margin.
The poll conducted by OH Predictive Insights on behalf of the American Heart Association shows 64 percent of Pima County residents approve of raising the age to buy tobacco.
From The Tennessean—As the leading cause of preventable death in Tennessee, tobacco use is shortening the lives of millions of people, affecting the health of children and adding $2.6 billion in health care costs to the state annually.
From the Lebanon Democrat—NashvilleHealth, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and CityHealth recently released new poll results that showed a strong majority of Tennesseans in favor of raising the tobacco sale age to 21, and an overwhelming majority said vaping products and electronic cigarettes should be included in the law.