Answers About Tobacco

TFN E-News Update / August 2017

Smokeless Tobacco Use Shifts to Young Men and Boys

According to the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, since 1970 smokeless tobacco has shifted from a product used primarily by older men to one used predominately by young men and boys. This trend has occurred as smokeless tobacco promotions have increased dramatically and new products continue to hit the market. Read more on this trend here here.

FDA Announces Comprehensive Plan to Shift Trajectory of Tobacco-Related Disease

The new approach, will serve as a multi-year roadmap to better protects kids and reduce tobacco-related disease and death. The plan places nicotine, and the issue of addiction, at the center of the agency’s tobacco regulation efforts. Read more on the changes here.

2017 Tobacco-Free College Program

Truth Initiative® is launching its new Tobacco-Free College Program, which offers 17-month grants of up to $20,000 to community colleges and minority serving institutions to adopt a 100 percent tobacco-free college policy. Interested in knowing more–more information can be found here.

2016 Adult Tobacco Survey

According to the data gathered in the ATS Survey, the Total Adult Tobacco Use Rate is currently 24.4%, with 16.6% of individuals reporting regular use of cigarettes. Read more about the findings here.

Profile Report: State of Nebraska

The report presents data gathered from students in 8th, 10th and 12th grade throughout the state. A variety of questions focus on these three areas 1.) substance uses 2.) violence, bullying and mental health and 3.) feeling and experiences at home, school and in the community. More information can be found here

Behind the Marketing Strategy that Costs the Tobacco Industry $900k an Hour

The tobacco industry spend over $8.6 billion on marketing in retail establishments in 2014–amounting to almost $990,000 every hour. Find this information and other fast facts here

Validity of Self-Reported Tobacco Smoke Exposure

Tobacco smoke exposure in public multi-unit housing is a concern. This study examines the validity of self-reports for determining exposure among non-smoking residents. Read more on the conclusions of the study here

Smoke-Free Signage in Public Parks

This study examines whether behavioral interventions, such as smoke-free signage–when used in public outdoor spaces that are not protected by a smoke-free policy, really make a difference. Read more on the results here

How Chronic Disease Communities Use Social Media

When people with chronic conditions feel misunderstood, isolated or even triumphant, they turn to social media and social communities to connect with people who share their experiences. What does this mean for those of us promoting tobacco-cessation? Read more here

Identification of Vape Shops

Stores that sell electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) as their primary product are a new phenomenon. While these vape shops are now regulated by state and federal policies, not all states, maintain a list of vape shops in operation. This study examines different options for tracking in such cases. Read more here

Maine Raises Tobacco Age

Maine became the fourth state to prohibit the sale of tobacco products to anyone under 21 as the Legislature voted to override Gov. Paul LePage’s veto of the measure. Read more here.

States that have Passed Tobacco 21 Laws

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids has compiled a list of the states, counties and cities that have passed Tobacco 21 laws. The list can be found here.

FDA to Expand Public Education Campaign

The agency plans to expand its “The Real Cost” public education campaign to include messaging to teens about the dangers of e-cigarettes and ENDS this fall, with a full-scale campaign to launch in 2018. These efforts are part of the agency’s new comprehensive plan for tobacco and nicotine regulation. Read more here

Associations Between Tobacco Control Mass Media Campaign Expenditure and Smoking Prevalence and Quitting in England

Although it has been established that mass media campaigns can increase smoking cessation rates, there is little research done on the effect of government spending on those rates. This study, based out of England, assessed the association over 8 years between mass media expenditure and quit attempts, smoking cessation and smoking prevalence. Read more here.

Tips from Former Smokers

Did you know smoking can have a major impact on your pregnancy? September is Infant Mortality and Awareness Monday and in this TIPS® ad, Amanda talks about the time her baby spent in a hospital incubator after being born two months early. 

Upcoming Events

[column column=”one_fourth”] Healthy Youth Nebraska
Sept. 19 | Kearney

Conference focus is on addressing risks, resilency and barriers to success. More information can be found here. [/column][column column=”one_fourth”] Nebraska Rural Health Conference
Sept. 20-21 | Kearney

More information can be found here.  [/column][column column=”one_fourth”] Public Health Association of Nebraska 2017 Conference
Sept. 21-22 | Lincoln

More information can be found here

[/column][column column=”one_fourth” last=”true”] National Behavioral Health Network Webinars

Sept. 13 | Cracking the (CPT) Code for Tobacco Cessation & Cancer Prevention

Oct. 11:Finding New Financing for Tobacco Cessation & Cancer Prevention Efforts [/column]

Quick Links 

Nebraska Tobacco Quitline

Tobacco Hurts Business

NE Dept. of Health & Human Services (DHHS)

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