DOH: Providence youth turning away from tobacco use

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS participate in the Zombie Walk in Providence's Burnside Park before proceeding to the Rhode Island Statehouse, where an awards ceremony was held. /COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS participate in the Zombie Walk in Providence's Burnside Park before proceeding to the Rhode Island Statehouse, where an awards ceremony was held. /COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
PROVIDENCE – Fewer Providence teenagers report using e-cigarettes and flavored-tobacco products than do their peers from other Rhode Island cities following Providence’s 2013 tobacco sales restrictions, according to a recent report from the R.I. Department of Health. Since July 2013, Providence has required local tobacco retail licenses and restricted the sale of flavored-tobacco products – any…

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