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TFN E-News Update / November 2019

Free NRT Continues Through the Quitline; Updated Fliers Available

New promotional fliers are available to download and share with partners:

FDA & Scholastic Develop New Youth E-Cigarette Prevention Materials

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continues to work with Scholastic to develop new youth e-cigarette prevention resources for schools. The organizations are expanding their collaboration to launch their first middle school resources in addition to new resources for high schools. Read more here.

Governor Signs Proclamation for Tobacco Cessation Awareness Week

Cessation Awareness Week 2019 is November 18-22, and Governor Pete Ricketts has signed a proclamation to make it official in the state of Nebraska. For an up-to-date calendar of all the week’s happenings, a list of resources and more information on partners, click here.

Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids Updates National Tobacco Toll Data and Rankings

Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids (CTFK) has updated resources and toll sheets to reflect the release of new data. The 2018 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System has been updated, along with the 2018 National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Read more here.

OSH Launches Streamlined Resource Web Pages for Healthcare Providers

CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health has recently launched updated resource web pages for healthcare providers. These pages include tools for guiding patient interactions, educational materials and multimedia resources from the Tips from Former SmokersĀ® campaign. Find out more on the Healthcare Provider Resources page and the Tips Healthcare Providers page.

New Resource for Pediatricians on Supporting Youth Addicted to Nicotine

The American Academy of Pediatrics Julius B. Richmond Center of Excellence and Section on Tobacco Control has released a new resource, “Supporting Youth who are Addicted to Nicotine: Advice for Pediatricians”. This resource is intended to help pediatricians talk with youth about nicotine addiction and support them in attempts to quit. Read more here.

Focus Group: Extending Health Messaging to Warnings on Cigarettes

While most countries require health warnings on cigarette packs, the Scottish and Canadian governments are considering health warnings on cigarette themselves. This method is thought to prolong the health message as it would be visible at many different times. Read more here.

FDA Releases Five-Year Report on Compliance and Enforcement Efforts

The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Tobacco Products has released its Office of Compliance and Enforcement five-year report. The report highlights past and ongoing efforts designed to ensure the industry understands and complies with the Family Smoking and Tobacco Control Act and related regulations. Read more here.

Eight Snus Smokeless Tobacco Products Authorized to use Modified Risk Claim

For the first time, the FDA has authorized a tobacco product to be marketed with a “modified risk” claim. Granted to Swedish Match USA, Inc., eight snus smokeless tobacco products, sold under their “General” brand name, can be marketed with the claim that it is less harmful than cigarettes. Read more here.

NYTS: E-Cigarette Use Among Youth

This study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), by CDC OSH, in collaboration with FDA is the first to analyze data from the 2019 National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS). The findings show that in 2019, an estimated 4.1 million high school students and 1.2 million middle school students reported current use of e-cigarettes. Read more here.

Remember Nathan While Celebrating Native American Heritage in November

Nathan’s Tip from Former SmokersĀ® Ad

In this Tips from Former SmokersĀ® story, Nathan, a Native American and member of the Oglala Siouz tribe, talks about the complications and health problems secondhand smoke caused in his life. Although Nathan himself never smoked he had permanent lung damage due to exposure. Nathan died at age 54 of illnesses caused by secondhand smoke exposure.

Truth Looking for Ambassadors and Applications Accepted Through Dec. 31

Do you know a young person focused on tobacco control issues who’s committed to making a difference in their community? The Truth Initiative is looking for passionate and motivated individuals to join their ambassador program. Read more here.

Cigarettes Vs. Vaping: That’s the “Wrong Comparison,” Says Inhalation Expert

According to an article published in Kaiser Health News, an inhalation toxicologist says that comparing e-cigarettes with traditional, combustible cigarettes is an off-kilter analogy because vaping products expose consumers to chemicals in a different way. Read more here.

Adult Viewpoints on Prohibiting Flavors in All Tobacco Products in the U.S.

A report published in Preventative Medicine has found that nearly half of adults favored prohibiting flavors in all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes. Read more here.