March CLT meeting Highlights

The statewide impact was shared by telling the SHIP story over the past 10 years of funding. Materials are available for distribution. Members approved the funding of seven mini-grants to the following partners: 1. Allina Health-Cambridge – Tobacco Intervention Workshop 2. Cambridge-Isanti Schools – Snack Station 3. Mora Area Farmers Market – Signage 4. Mille […]

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This week’s gem – Isanti County Tobacco 21

Tobacco use among youth in Isanti County has been a growing problem, specifically e-cigarettes and vapes. At Cambridge Isanti High school, one in three 11th grade students uses e-cigarettes. Two out of three 18 year olds were asked to purchase e-cigarettes for younger kids, making tobacco even more accessible. As the high levels of tobacco […]

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FDA Alert: Some E-cigarette Users Are Having Seizures

From the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA): FDA has become aware that some people who use e-cigarettes have experienced seizures, with most reports involving youth or young adult users. Seizures or convulsions are known potential side effects of nicotine toxicity and have been reported in the scientific literature in relation to intentional or accidental […]

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Isanti County looking to change tobacco ordinance

Isanti County Public Health Director Tony Buttacavoli approached the Isanti County Board of Commissioners to set a public hearing to consider revising the county’s tobacco ordinance regulating the possession, sale and consumption of tobacco and tobacco-related devices and products during the board meeting Feb. 6. For more on this Isanti County News article: Isanti County […]

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Free Bikes 4 Kidz – Can’t afford a bike? We can help!

Free Bikes 4 Kidz Allina Health recognizes good health habits start early. This spring, Allina Health is again partnering with Free Bikes 4 Kidz, a nonprofit organization geared toward helping all kids ride into a healthier, happier childhood by providing bikes to those most in need. If you know of a child in need of […]

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