Tobacco Prevention and Control
Through the Tobacco Prevention and Control project, NACCHO aims to provide local health departments (LHDs) with resources to reduce the impact of tobacco in their communities and works collaboratively with partners to ensure the integration of national, state, and local tobacco control efforts. More »
Hookah Lounges Today. Marijuana or E-Cigarettes Lounges Tomorrow?
In 2005, Washington State passed a smoke-free law that prohibited smoking in public places. Since then, the increased presence of hookah lounges and e-cigarettes, and the legalization of marijuana have presented new challenges to enforcing the law. In this one hour webinar, representatives from four health jurisdictions in Washington State discuss their experiences developing policies and enforcing laws to promote smoke-free air in public places. The webinar is on Tuesday, December 17 from 3-4 pm EST. Click here to register.
January 2014: 50th Anniversary of the Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health
January 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the first Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health. We now know that smoking causes a host of cancers and other illnesses and is still the leading preventable cause of death in the United States (killing 440,000 people each year). The 1964 landmark report, released by Surgeon General Dr. Luther Terry, was the first to definitively link smoking with lung cancer and heart disease. As the first document to scientifically establish the link between smoking and ill health, this report laid the foundation for tobacco control efforts in the United States. For resources to help commemorate this landmark report, visit the Surgeon General's website. For any questions or comments on how your LHD will promote the anniversary, click here to contact the Surgeon General's office.
NACCHO Policy Statement: Comprehensive Tobacco Control at the Local Level
NACCHO has released a new policy statement, "Supporting Comprehensive Tobacco Prevention and Control at the Local Level," with recommendations for national, state, and local public health approaches to enhance local health department capacity to implement evidence-based tobacco prevention and control. Click here to access the policy statement.
NACCHO Resources for Comprehensive Cancer Control Coalition Building Toolkit
NACCHO's new screencast "Implementing Comprehensive Cancer Control at the Local Level" assists local health departments with enhancing their cancer prevention efforts at the local level through coalition-building, partnerships, and strategic planning. Additionally, this interactive toolkit helps local health departments implement cancer prevention activities through partnerships with state and local stakeholders. The web-based resource provides tips, tools, and resources for coalition-building to implement effective comprehensive cancer prevention and control strategies.
NACCHO Resource Center for Evidence-Based Resources for Chronic Disease Prevention
This website offers guidance to local health departments for integrating Healthy People 2020 and other health promotion frameworks into a uniform approach for preventing chronic disease.
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2013 Tips "Talk with Your Doctor" Video Loop Now Available for Use
A looped video of three Tips ads with the "Talk With Your Doctor"tag is now available for free download and use. You will find it on the Tips download center under the Healthcare tab here. The videos on the loop are Bill's Diabetes Tip, Terrie's Voice Tip and Jessica's Asthma Tip in Spanish. We encourage you to download and coordinate placement of these videos in waiting rooms in state and local clinics, hospitals and doctor's offices.
Tips from Former Smokers
Share Successful Tools with Others
NACCHO is looking for tobacco control and prevention tools for our Toolbox, a free, online collection of local public health resources produced by members of the public health community. Examples of tools include presentations, fact sheets, drills, evaluations, protocols, templates, reports, case examples, or training materials. To submit a tool, please contact NACCHO's Tobacco Staff here.