Resources to help inform messaging and outreach on this topic include:
A study published in Tobacco Control evaluated the impact of the Canadian menthol ban on cessation and smoking behaviors. The study found that although menthol smokers we most likely to switch to non-menthol cigarettes, the menthol ban was also significantly associated with higher rates of quit attempts and quit success among menthol smokers. This may have helped to prevent relapse among menthol smokers who had quit smoking before the ban.
New data from the CDC Foundation of monthly e-cigarette unit sales from January 2017 to March 2021 show that sales have now exceeded pre-EVALI outbreak levels. Findings also show market shares of disposable e-cigarette and menthol-flavored prefilled cartridges significantly increased in 2020. More information is available on the Monitoring E-Cigarette Use Among Youth page.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has released a toolkit to support outreach for National Healthy Homes Month. Throughout June, HUD spotlights different health-related hazards and topics relevant to a range of housing types. The National Healthy Homes Month 2021 theme is, “the power of partnerships.” It highlights the vital role partnerships play in healthy homes.
A healthy home is a smoke-free home, free of the serious harm caused by secondhand smoke. Unfortunately, the home is still the main source of secondhand smoke for millions of people in the United States. In fact, housing is the leading source of secondhand smoke exposure for children. Those living in multi-unit housing are less likely to enjoy smoke-free protections. CDC is partnering with HUD on a webinar on this topic. Register here.
Parental smoking has adverse affects on both the parents’ and children’s health. An abstract published by JAMA noted there are effective interventions delivered in pediatric settings to help parents quit smoking, but the over-all cost effectiveness was not known. This study takes a closer look at the cost-effectiveness of exposures, main outcomes and measures.
Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids has opened up registration for their Virtual Advocacy Symposium. The three-session event is designed to teach young people ages 13-24 about tobacco advocacy and creating positive change in their community.