We’re writing to specific our concern about H.3681 within the S.C. Home.
This invoice would cease native motion by prohibiting communities from passing legal guidelines that would assist curb youth tobacco use and improve retailer enforcement of gross sales to minors.
H.3681 would defend the tobacco business’s backside line by perpetuating practices that disproportionately goal low-income communities and at-risk youth, additional aggravating well being disparities.
We must always defend our youngsters and communities from a lifetime of nicotine dependancy.
Tobacco use is a serious preventable threat issue within the improvement of coronary heart illness.
Sadly, youth tobacco use continues to be a serious downside in our state. Based on the 2019 S.C. Youth Tobacco Survey, 30% of highschool college students reported use of any tobacco product.
E-cigarettes or vaping use amongst youth and younger adults can hurt the creating mind due to publicity to dangerous chemical compounds in nicotine.
And flavors reminiscent of menthol and fruit proceed to entice kids to strive these merchandise.
Collectively, we have to defend our youth from tobacco corporations. Ask your Home member right now to take motion and vote no to H.3681.
American Coronary heart Affiliation
MUSC Well being
American Coronary heart Affiliation
Johnnie Dodds Boulevard
Do a bit of fine
Precisely one yr from the day that the pandemic struck in South Carolina, when many have been worn down and feeling misplaced, an angel from the Coronary heart of Hospice renewed my perception that benevolence is alive and every of us has the power to be a channel of God’s peace.
I’m humbled and awe-struck by the kindness proven to me as I stepped as much as the register with a cart stuffed with groceries, solely to comprehend that I’d left my pockets at dwelling.
Little did I do know, as I stood there perplexed, that I might be the recipient of a form deed.
My dialog with the checkout attendant had been overheard by a stranger who insisted on paying for my objects.
As I walked away with my traditional sense of guilt when a form gesture is obtainable to me, I mirrored on how I may pay it ahead and encourage random acts of kindness, like I had simply skilled.
I’m grateful for this financial present. Nevertheless, the actual present was the encouragement that I acquired to observe this instance with the same act that may be significant.
Every single day we every have a chance to follow empathy.
As South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu stated, “Do your little bit of fine the place you might be; it’s these little bits of fine put collectively that overwhelm the world.”
‘Turtle Man’ missed
On Jan. 1, we misplaced a real good friend and patriot to COVID-19. Retired Lt. Col. James David Poindexter was an honorable and unassuming man.
He graduated from Virginia Army Institute in 1963 and served his nation with distinction for 30 years as an officer and as a Naval Felony Investigative Service particular agent.
He had assignments overseas and in Washington, D.C., and Charleston, the place he retired and made his dwelling along with his beautiful spouse, Joann Brown Poindexter.
Jim was concerned in designing an armored automobile for the Navy and U.S. Secret Service.
He additionally represented the Navy and Marine Corps in technical and surveillance countermeasure points.
In retired life, Jim turned concerned with the Kiawah Island Turtle Patrol, main and sharing his love for nature and animals.
Jim has fulfilled his responsibility and mission on this Earth. He can now relaxation in peace.
We’ll always remember this particular man and expensive good friend.
LORENZO (L.D.) SUGGS
Don’t trash planet
I’ve a difficulty with individuals throwing trash on the bottom.
I might ask them to cease littering alongside Dorchester Street in North Charleston.
I stay in North Charleston and go to Zucker Center College.
The Earth doesn’t do properly with trash as a result of birds and different animals eat it and typically die due to it.
Maintain your trash till you discover a trash can.
Extra trash cans must be put across the Dorchester Street space since persons are extra possible use one in the event that they see one.
MAGALI AVILA AVILA
State flag design
The flag design can the legislators have been kicking down the highway turned out to be a hornet’s nest.
Put on a helmet
In a small city within the state of Washington, very removed from Charleston, 14-year-old Berrett Crossley died of a traumatic mind damage suffered whereas skateboarding and not using a helmet.
Berrett was a fun-loving child who spent most of his free time open air. His character was a present to all those that knew and liked him.
On March 8, Berrett’s dad and mom made the heartbreaking determination to donate their son’s organs, a present that may save the lives of numerous different kids within the Pacific Northwest and past.
Already, the town council in Buckley, Washington, handed an ordinance making it necessary to put on skateboard helmets on the native skate park, not solely to honor Berrett however for the protection of all riders.
“Put on it for Berrett” helmets will now be supplied for anybody who wants one, because of Berrett’s household and all those that donated to his fund.
This can be a reminder to all dad and mom to ensure their kids put on helmets whereas biking, boarding and driving, and that organ donation is the last word present of life.
Glen Eagles Drive