The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has a new webpage that includes tobacco education resources for parents and educators. This page also includes a series of videos FDA collaborated with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) on that feature pediatricians answering common questions about youth e-cigarette use.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Office on Smoking and Health is recruiting participants to be featured in a future Tips From Former Smokers® campaign. To assist, please share the Montage or Brian H. recruitment fliers with your network. For more information visit: joinCDCtips.org, email: contactus@joinCDCtips.org or call: 1-(844)4-TIPS-NOW (1-844-484-7766).
Join the faith community for No Menthol Sunday on May 16. This is an international observance day, led by by The Center for Black Health & Equity and dedicated to educating congregants and community members about tobacco, menthol, vaping and the role of flavors. A toolkit stocked with fact sheets, social media graphics and the free 3-day planning guide can be found on the No Menthol Sunday website.
What makes a smoker quit? The reasons are different for everyone. In this video from CDC’s Tips From Former Smokers® campaign, Rebecca reveals that the birth of her grandson motivated her to quit. She also sought care for her depression and quit smoking. Rebecca began taking her grandson for walks and eventually began running with him. As a result, she is healthier and happier.
Tobacco companies target consumers based on who they are and where they live. This is shown in the number of point-of-sale advertisements and discounts in neighborhoods with higher proportions of black or low-income residents. ChangeLab Solutions has recently released Addressing Tobacco-Related Health Inequities: Resources to Inform Point-of-Sale Policies as a tool to help communities combat some of the health disparities driven by the tobacco industry.
The Smoking Cessation Leadership Center has created a series of digital ads, videos and a social media toolkit, designed to target members of the behavioral health audience with information about quitting tobacco during COVID-19. All of the resources can be found at iCOVIDQuit.org.