Answers About Tobacco

TFN E-News Update / May 2020

Budgetary Impact of Sustained Anti-Tobacco Media Campaigns

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in collaboration with HealthPartners Institute, published a study in Tobacco Control focused on the impact of long-term anti-tobacco media campaigns on reducing the harms of cigarette smoking. Read more here.

CDC: COVID-19 Resources & Guidance

Resources from ANRF on Encouraging Businesses to Reopen Smoke-Free

The American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation (ANRF) has gathered some tips and information to encourage business owners to consider reopening their businesses to be completely smoke and vape-free. Read more here.

New CDC Resource: Best Practices
User Guide on Cessation

CDC has released a new Best Practices User Guide focused on tobacco cessation. The guide focuses on population-based interventions as a strategy to increase access to proven cessation treatments and help more people quit for good.

Previously released guides cover topics such as health communication, health equity, program infrastructure and youth engagement. All of the resources can be found here.

FDA Deadline for Premarket Review Extended Until September

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have given tobacco manufacturers an additional four months to submit their e-cigarette and vaping products for premarket approval. As part of a federal court-mandated order, tobacco manufacturers would have been required to file premarket applications to the FDA by May 12, 2020; now they will have until September 9, 2020. Read more here.

HUD Releases Materials to Promote National Healthy Homes Month

The U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has created a digital toolkit with materials and resources to support promotion of National Healthy Homes Month (NHHM) in June. NHHM is a great opportunity to highlight the importance of a smoke-free home. Read more here.

Presentation Deck – Smoking Cessation: A Report of the Surgeon General

CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) has released a formatted PowerPoint deck to provide partners with a resource that can be used to promote the Surgeon General’s report on cessation. Find more information here.

FDA Releases New Tobacco Compliance Webinars for Importers & Manufacturers

The FDA has released two new webinars as part of its tobacco compliance webinar series. The webinars update importers and manufacturers on enforcement priorities for ENDS and other deemed products and the updated application deadline for premarket review.

The webinar for importers can be found here.
The webinar for manufacturers can be found here.

Additionally, FDA has compiled a webpage with information and resources to assist with submission of premarket review applications. Read more here.

Rebecca C: “No Way, This Can’t Be Real … That’s What I Thought Too.”

Rebecca’s Tips from Former SmokersĀ® Video

Rebecca C. is one of the newest former smokers to share her story for the TipsĀ® campaign. She didn’t know that smoking cigarettes could lead to Buerger’s disease, which would cause her to have five of her toes amputated. But in her tip, Rebecca lets people know that it can really happen.

Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Releases COVID-19 PSAs

Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids (CTFK) has released English and Spanish versions of a PSA discussing the health link between smoking/vaping and COVID-19.

Additional resources from CTFK can be found here.

FDA Commentary: Youth E-Cigarette Use & the Agency’s Multi-Faceted Approach

The American Journal of Public Health has published a commentary from the FDA highlighting the efforts the agency has put in place to combat youth e-cigarette use. The approach consists of public education, compliance and enforcement, an investment in research and a rigorous science-based approach to regulation. Read more here.

Free NRT Available Through Quitline

The Nebraska Tobacco Quitline offers free, confidential support for those interested in quitting tobacco while allowing callers to maintain safe social distancing. Cessation support is available 24/7 by phone and free nicotine replacement therapy is mailed directly to the caller’s home. Fliers are available here:

Resource: Compare State FDA
Tobacco Violations Year Over Year

Counter Tools has released an infographic showing FDA state violation rates of tobacco product sales to minors including e-cigarette sales, looking at FY2019 compared to FY2018. Read more here.

ANRF Updates U.S. Municipalities & States with Smoke-Free Law Maps

The American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation has released their quarterly update of maps which cover laws in the areas of clean air, e-cigarettes, marijuana and tobacco sales in pharmacies. Read more here.