Olathe raises minimum age for tobacco purchases to 21

ORIGINAL ARTICLE HERE From KMBC by Brian Johson 2/2/2016 – OLATHE, KS  Olathe city leaders have voted to raise the age for purchasing tobacco products from 18 to 21. The vote Tuesday evening was 6-1 to John Bacon casting the lone dissenting vote. Thirteen people spoke out in favor of raising the age limit, citing […]

Missoula Grocery Stores give Children Free Fruit as Alternative to Junk Food

ORIGINAL ARTICLE HERE 2/3/2016 – MISSOULA, MT  Three locally owned Missoula grocery stores are doing their part to fight childhood obesity – and help parents avoid shopping with hungry youngsters – by giving out free fruit as an alternative to junk food or candy. The Orange Street Food Farm and the two Missoula Fresh Market […]

American Lung Association ‘State of Tobacco Control 2016’ Report Finds Policymakers Failing to Act to End Tobacco-Caused Death, Disease

ORIGINAL ARTICLE SEE YOUR STATE’S GRADES (February 3, 2016) – CHICAGO The American Lung Association released its 14th annual “State of Tobacco Control” report that finds that the increase in the use of tobacco products other than cigarettes threatens to undermine the United States’ overall progress in the fight against tobacco-caused death and disease. “While […]

Public health advocates, retailers clash on tobacco bill

Original Article From Statesman Journal By Saerom Yoo Oregon – Public health advocates and tobacco retailers clashed Tuesday at the Oregon State Capitol, as they gave testimony on a bill that would require tobacco and e-cigarette product retailers to be licensed by the state. Retailers are supporting a compromise bill that would put most licensing power […]

National Jewish Health Launches Commercial Tobacco Program Customized for American Indians

First of its kind Tobacco-Cessation Program designed specifically to help underserved population Native American Commercial Tobacco-users wanting to quit can call the American Indian Commercial Tobacco Quitline, 1-855-372-0037. National Jewish Health has launched a new program aimed at reducing commercial tobacco use among American Indians.  Although adult American Indian commercial tobacco users express a strong […]

Exercise and your heart: physical activity reduces risk of death after 1st heart attack, but don’t overdo it

ORIGINAL ARTICLE HERE From Medial Daily By Justin Caba, 2/1/2016 Exercise is generally recommended as a preventative measure against many health complications; after all, sitting is the new smoking. However, when it comes to patients with cardiovascular trouble, it’s all about finding that happy medium. A recent study conducted by researchers from Johns Hopkins and […]

Free Nicotine Replacement Offered Throughout February in Conjunction with National Tips Campaign

ORIGINAL ARTICLE HERE LANSING, Mich. – In conjunction with the fifth year of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Tips from Former Smokers campaign, throughout the month of February the Michigan Tobacco Quitline will offer 8 weeks of free nicotine replacement therapy to anyone who calls and enrolls. In Michigan, 16,200 residents die every […]

Inside Knowledge: Get the Facts About Gynecologic Cancer

For more information, click here.   The Inside Knowledge campaign raises awareness of the five main types of gynecologic cancer: cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal, and vulvar. Inside Knowledge encourages women to pay attention to their bodies, so they can recognize any warning signs and seek medical care. New television and radio public service announcements in […]

Passive Smoking May Make Kids Obese, Hamper their Cognitive Skills

Health Newsline – News Developments in Healthcare, Life Sciences & Medicine ORIGINAL ARTICLE January 29, 2016 By Marco Reina Beware, tobacco users! Passive smoking could jeopardize the health of your children who, when around you, involuntarily inhale smoke from your cigarette. Exposure to secondhand smoke or breathing in someone else’s cigarette smoke may make children […]

Tobacco Prevention Program Raising Awareness on Smoking Trends

ORIGINAL ARTICLE HERE Arkansas Democrat Tribune Friday, January 29, 2016 By Corey Clairday, DT News Staff With a smoking rate of 25.9 percent of the adult population, compared to 16.8 percent nationally, Arkansas usually ranks high in tobacco use. The state is currently 49th in the nation in smoking cessation. The rate of high school […]

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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