How exercise is key to successfully quitting smoking

ORIGINAL ARTICLE FROM Science Daily HERE New research has confirmed that exercise can help smokers finally kick the habit. Experts at St. George’s University of London, have examined the mechanism underlining exercise’s way of protecting the body against nicotine dependence and withdrawal. The study reveals that even moderate intensity exercise markedly reduces the severity of […]

Prevalence and Disparities in Tobacco Product Use Among American Indians/Alaska Natives — United States, 2010-2015

American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/ANs) have one of the highest rates of tobacco-product use among all racial/ethnic groups in the United States.  During 2010-2015, current (past 30-day) tobacco-product use was significantly higher among AI/ANs than non-AI/ANs for any tobacco product (43.3 percent vs. 27.7 percent); for cigarettes (37.3 percent vs. 23.0 percent); for roll-your-own […]

CDC Request for Action

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is requesting information from the public to inform future activities regarding how to efficiently and cost effectively help people quit using tobacco using evidence-based treatment options. Written comments must be received on or by January 2, 2018. To […]

In a Good Way: Indigenous Commercial Tobacco Control Practices

This report intends to highlight tribally-based strategies developed over a 10-year period through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) formerly funded national Tribal Support Centers and through ClearWay MinnesotaSM’s Tribal Tobacco Education and Policy (TTEP) grant initiatives. The CDC’s Tribal Support Centers were charged with advancing commercial tobacco control in tribal and American […]

“Every Try Counts” introduces motivational messaging at the commercial tobacco point of sale

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced an adult smoking cessation education campaign aimed at encouraging cigarette smokers to quit through messages of support that underscore the health benefits of quitting.  These messages will be displayed in and around gas stations and convenience stores — retail locations where smokers face a multitude of triggers and […]

How Can State Health Departments Address Tobacco-Related Disparities?

State and territorial health agencies develop and implement public health programs and policies to reach population within their jurisdictions.  In tobacco control and prevention, state and territorial health agencies have an important role to play in addressing the tobacco-related health disparities among priority populations.  

State Laws Regarding Indoor Public Use, Retail Sales, and Prices of Electronic Cigarettes — U.S. States, Guam, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands, September 30, 2017

E-cigarettes are the most commonly used tobacco product among U.S. youth.  A comprehensive approach to reduce youth initiation of e-cigarettes use and population exposure to e-cigarette aerosol that combines state-level strategies coupled with federal regulation could help reduce health risks to young people.  As of September 30, 2017, eight states, the District of Columbia (DC), […]

Evaluating Smoking Bans

NPR correspondent, Shankar Vedantam reported that, “only about 60% of the county has comprehensive smoking bans, a study like this is a good call for the remaining 40% of the county to enact bans.” Link: Overview: Full paper: 

Local Smoke-Free Laws Tied to Fewer Lung Cancer Cases

ORIGINAL ARTICLE FROM HealthDay HERE TUESDAY, Dec. 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Communities with strong smoke-free workplace laws have lower lung cancer rates than those with no smoke-free laws, researchers report. The new study was conducted in Kentucky, which has one of the highest lung cancer rates in the United States. University of Kentucky researchers […]

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WEBINAR -- "Business or Exploitation?"  Exposure of the tobacco industry's exploitation of individuals with mental health conditions -- Thursday, January 18, 2018, 1 p.m. EST (60 minutes) - Brought to you by the Smoking Cessation Leadership Center, National Behavioral Health Network for Tobacco and Cancer Control, and Truth Initiative® -- Presenters:  Margaret Jaco Manecke, MSSW, Project Manager, Practice Improvement, National Council for Behavioral Health; Ashley Persie, Senior Brand Marketing Associate, Truth Initiative®; Judith (Jodi) Prochaska, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor of medicine, Stanford University -- Webinar Objectives:  1.  Explain why people with mental health conditions (depression and ADHD, for example) and substance use disorders have been historically targeted by the tobacco industry.  2.  State whether adults with mental health conditions and substance use disorders smoke more than adults without those conditions.  3.  Describe the morbidity rates of people with mental health conditions and name specific causes of death that can be attributed to tobacco use.  4.  Explain the impact of the truth® campaign among its target audience.  5.  Describe evidence-based approaches for treating tobacco use and tobacco addiction in persons with co-occurring mental illness.  6.  Describe how you can leverage the National Behavioral Health Network for Tobacco & Cancer Control's tools, resources, and network to combat tobacco use & cancer disparities among individuals with mental illnesses and addictions and network members.  REGISTER HERE | DOWNLOAD FUNDING ANNOUNCEMENT HERE

It's About a Billion Lives Symposium -- February 2, 2018, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA - SAVE THE DATE - LEARN MORE

EVENT -Dialogue for Action® - April 11-13, 2018; Hilton McLean Tysons Corner; McLean, VirginiaDialogue for Action® is an annual national conference that brings a diversity of stakeholders together to discuss the best ways to reinforce cancer screening, prevention, and risk reduction initiatives in their communities.  The Wednesday through Friday schedule is packed with unique opportunities for participants to immerse themselves in engaging presentations facilitated conversations, relationship building, and more.  LEARN MORE

Funding Opportunity - Robert Wood Johnson Foundation - Policies for Action:  Policy and Law Research to Build a Culture of Health - HERE