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  • Letter to the editor

    Darlynn Williams, RN, Tobacco Prevention Specialist|Updated Aug 30, 2018

    It is a well-known fact that secondhand smoke is dangerous. The Montana Clean Indoor Air Act protects our residents from the harmful effects of the toxins in secondhand smoke by banning the use of cigarettes and combustible tobacco in public indoor spaces. Unfortunately, there is a new threat to our clean air: e-cigarette aerosol. People have been led to believe that the aerosol released by e-cigarettes is harmless water vapor, when in fact, according to the U.S. Surgeon General, it contains nicotine and ultrafine particles...

  • Letter to the editor

    Darlynn Williams|Updated Feb 15, 2018

    To the Editor: Through With Chew Week is February 18-24! We’ve known for over fifty years that tobacco is killing us – millions of people have quit using, and there are more ex-users in America than there are tobacco addicts. Cigarettes, chewing tobacco, snuff, cigars, they’re all part of an expensive, unhealthy habit on the way out – and the State of Montana wants to speed up the process. If you’re addicted to tobacco, or know someone who is, break out of the habit – call the Montana QuitLine (1-800-QUIT-NOW) or the America...

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