Beginning on November 26, the major U.S. tobacco companies must start running court-mandated television and newspaper ads telling the American public the truth about the dangers of smoking and secondhand smoke.
These corrective statements will run in print and online in about 50 newspapers and for one year on major television networks during prime time.
The ads, along with social media posts and graphics can be found on the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids website.
The Nebraska Clean Indoor Area Act complaint form, accessible through the Tobacco Free Nebraska website, has been updated to display content in either English or Spanish.
Any observed smoking in an indoor public place or place of employment can be reported using this form. All complaints will be investigated. Find the form and more information here.
As programs are increasingly challenged to secure finding and support, building a strong infrastructure becomes even more important to sustain programs and achieve goals.
This guide from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Office on Smoking & Health gives program staff and partners information on how to develop strong program infrastructure. The guide can be found here.
The report shows use of tobacco products was higher among males, non-Hispanic whites and people ages 18-24. Also reporting higher usage include people with no health insurance and workers in the construction, installation, maintenance and repair occupations. Read more here.
The Federal Drug Administration recently launched a new retailer education program, “This Is Our Watch.” The program aims to increase retailers’ awareness and understanding of FDA tobacco regulations, as well as encourage compliance with the law.
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This study shows Medicaid coverage expansions may have helped increase smoking cessation among low-income adults through greater access to preventative health care services, including evidence-based smoking cessation services. Read more here.
Updated state estimates and detailed state toll sheets are now available on the Toll of Tobacco in the United States section on the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids website.
Data from the 2016 BRFSS Adult Smoking Prevalence and2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health are included. Read more here.
According to a study done by the International Journal of Public Health, young adults where most or all of their friends smoked had greater risk of starting to smoke. Study also examine the influence of these factors in odds of cessation. Read more here.
The information obtained will help inform future activities regarding how to efficiently and effectively help people quit using tobacco utilizing evidence-based treatment options. Written comments must be received on or by January 2, 2018. More information can be found here.
According to the Federal Trade Commission, marketing expenditures for cigarettes and smokeless tobacco rose by 3.4% between 2014 and 2015, from $8.6 billion to $8.9 billion. Cigarette marketing increased by 2.6% to $8.2 billion, while smokeless tobacco marketing jumped by 14% to $649.9 million. About 94% of all tobacco marketing expenditures are spent on price discounts. Read more here.
Health experts agree that raising taxes is the most effective way to reduce tobacco use. However, as highlighted in thisWashington Post article, because of pressure from tobacco lobbyists, many states have not significantly increased their cigarette fees in decades. As a result, America’s smokers are increasingly concentrated in states where cigarettes are cheap. Read the article here.
The American Lung Association recently distributed a toolkit designed to help partners reach out to hospitals and health systems to talk about tobacco cessation in the context of community benefits. Resources are available here.
This National Cancer Institute study highlights the shift that Internet tobacco vendors are making from disposable “cigalike” e-cigarettes to larger tank and “mod” systems. The study also touches on marketing tactics and the increase in popularity of fruit and candy e-cigarette flavors. Read more here.
Brian never imagined he could have a stroke at age 43. He was in good health. But smoking, combined with having HIV, caused a stroke when he was doing what he loved most-working at the potter’s wheel. In this video, Brian talks about the day of his stroke and his efforts to recover.
Find more information on smoking and HIV here.
This webinar will offer case studies for successfully passed local policies restricting the sale of menthol tobacco products. More information can be found here.
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Due January 15 | More information can be found here.