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July 27, 2020 | POLICY & RESEARCH

The Changing Landscape of E-Cigarettes: 2020 Update (July 2020)

Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, entered the U.S. market in 2007, and their use quickly became widespread. In 2019, nearly a quarter of Kansas high school students reported using e-cigarettes in the past 30 days. How harmful are e-cigarettes? What has been done to curb their use? Learn more in our latest issue brief.

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April 11, 2019 | POLICY & RESEARCH

Youth Access to Tobacco: Tobacco 21 Enforcement Study and Tobacco Retail Outlet Density (April 2019)

Tobacco 21 (T21) is a tobacco control initiative that raises the minimum age of legal access (MLA) for the sale of tobacco products to persons age 21 and older and complements other strategies to reduce tobacco use. The MLA in the state of Kansas is age 18 and Kansas City, Kansas, was the first locality to adopt T21 in November 2015. Through external funding, Kansas City, Kansas, completed a local enforcement study in 2017. In this report, two issues were examined: (1) retailer compliance; and (2) density of tobacco retail outlets, particularly near schools, in three Kansas counties.

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March 07, 2019 | POLICY & RESEARCH

Known Health Effects of E-Cigarette Use (March 2019)

This issue brief, the second of a two-part series, examines the latest research concerning the health effects of e-cigarettes. It examines the chemical components, human health consequences, effects on initiation and cessation of conventional tobacco cigarette use, and harm reduction. The first brief, Rising Use of E-Cigarettes in U.S. and Kansas Sparks Concern: Federal, State and Local Regulatory Actions, highlights the increased use of e-cigarettes among teens and adults as well as regulatory action at the federal, state and local levels.

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March 07, 2019 | POLICY & RESEARCH

Rising Use of E-Cigarettes in U.S. and Kansas Sparks Concern (March 2019)

The use of e-cigarettes by teenagers has reached epidemic proportions, according to Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. This issue brief, the first of a two-part series, highlights the increased use of e-cigarettes among teens and adults as well as regulatory action at the federal, state and local levels. The second brief, Known Health Effects of E-Cigarette Use: Vaping Popularity Concerns Experts, examines the latest research concerning the health effects of e-cigarettes.

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September 17, 2018 | POLICY & RESEARCH

Understanding the Tobacco 21 Initiative and Implementation of Tobacco 21 Laws (September 2018)

Tobacco 21 is a tobacco control initiative which prohibits retailers from selling tobacco products to anyone under age 21. It aims to delay or prevent tobacco use, and to reduce minors' access to tobacco products by interrupting the supply available from high school peers age 18–20. This report is intended to be an accessible and informative resource for persons interested in understanding the Tobacco 21 initiative and the implementation of Tobacco 21 laws in Kansas and the U.S.

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