Happy Mothers Day to all the mamas out there! The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare along with support from Project Filter want Idaho mothers to be as healthy as possible. Starting today, Idaho Mothers can receive up to a year's worth of free diapers and wipes to quit using tobacco. That is at least $1000 in savings over the year.
Here in Idaho, earlier today, The House Health and Welfare Committee approved a measure to bring Idaho up to that standard to match the federal smoking age. Most Idaho stores are already following the federal law and only selling smoking products to individuals over the age of 21.
Walgreens Boots Alliance shared the news on Tuesday following U.S. Food and Drug Administration pressure to get retailers to keep tobacco out of the hands of young people. According to UPI, the new policy will go into effect on September 1.