Flavored tobacco: candy-coated addiction

Gummy bear, cotton candy, berry blend, root beer float, banana split. Are these your favorite treats or are they flavors of tobacco products? Hard to tell, right? Kids get confused too. When it comes to tobacco products, particularly e-cigarettes, flavor attracts kids and puts them at risk of a lifetime of nicotine dependence. Flavors are […]

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PRIORITIZING HEALTH AND SAFETY IN MARIJUANA LEGALIZATION

By Lindsey Greto and Meghan King, Public Health marijuana program It’s been six years since Washington State legalized retail cannabis and since then, several other states and Canada have also legalized retail cannabis. This dramatic shift in public policy has raised some complex issues and public health challenges. To help focus their work, Public Health […]

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World AIDS Day: An update on HIV in King County

Each year, World AIDS Day is a chance to take note of our successes, on-going challenges and opportunities responding to the HIV epidemic. World AIDS Day this year is December 1st. While the news is good in important areas, there are troubling issues as well. We sat down with Dr. Matthew Golden, MD, HIV/STD Control […]

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24 reasons to show your lungs some love this Great American Smokeout

Every year, on the 3rd Thursday of November, the American Cancer Society challenges smokers to quit during the Great American Smokeout (this Thursday 11/15) for at least 24 hours, to start their journey to a smoke-free life. We know it is difficult to quit smoking. Nicotine dependence is powerful, and it can take several attempts […]

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