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 »
In the Spotlight
New NACCHO Resource: Webinar Archive of E-Cigarettes: A Path to Policy, Perspectives from Local and State Health Departments
If you missed the NACCHO/ASTHO webinar on January 21, 2014, below is a quick overview of what information was covered and links to the webinar recording and slides.
Webinar presenters discussed:
New Funding Opportunity
Local health departments, please take a look at the following exciting funding opportunity:
Smoke Free Movies: Averting a Million Premature Deaths
Speakers will discuss the scientific evidence behind the Surgeon General's conclusion that on-screen smoking causes kids to smoke, identify the media companies responsible for most exposure to kids smoking in the movies, and describe practical policy solutions that will reduce the toll of youth addicted by tobacco use in movies. The webinar is on Tuesday, February 25 from 1-2:30 pm EST. Click here to register.
Task Force Recommends Tobacco Cessation Interventions
The Community Preventive Services Task Force recently released recommendations on tobacco cessation interventions:
For more information on the Task Force's evidence-based recommendations and resources to help promote the Task Force's findings, visit the Task Force's Tobacco website.
Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health Released Friday, January 17
On Friday, January 17, we celebrated the 50th anniversary of the first Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health, the first document to scientifically establish the link between smoking and ill health. The full report and companion materials are now available for viewing and downloading on the Surgeon General's website in addition to resources to assist with promoting the findings.
MMWR: Lung Cancer Incidence Trends See Decrease from 2005-2009
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