The distribution of smoking supplies has emerged as a promising harm reduction strategy to engage people who use drugs, reduce overdoses, and prevent infectious diseases. In March 2023, NACCHO conducted a survey to better understand the implementation of smoking supplies, including the impact and benefits, factors that support this work, and barriers that undermine it. On July 31st, NACCHO shared the results of the survey and two organizations, The Phoenix Center and Public Health Madison Dane County, shared their experience with implementing smoking supplies. You can find the webinar slides and recording here. You can also find a list of frequently asked questions as well as their answers here.
In the coming months, NACCHO will release additional resources related to the distribution of smoking supplies. Sign up for NACCHO’s digest and/or harm reduction listserv to be notified when these resources become available. Contact Kat Kelley ([email protected]) with any questions.