Smoking cigarettes is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, accounting for one-in-five fatalities.
In the rapidly evolving tobacco market, e-cigarettes and newer vaping products are being marketed to appeal to new customers, targeting youth in particular. Local health departments are taking innovative approaches to fighting tobacco use every day, saving countless lives.
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Early E-Cigarette Ban Reignited Seattle-King County’s Effort to Snuff Out Tobacco Smoking
Seattle was the first big-city jurisdiction to prohibit the sale of e-smoking devices to those under 18 and ban the devices in restaurants, workplaces, and other public spaces.