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Secondhand Exposure to Electronic Cigarette Aerosol Among US Youths

Today’s CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) is releasing a tobacco-related article in the March 20th edition of JAMA Pediatrics entitled, “Secondhand Exposure to Electronic Cigarette Aerosol Among US Youths.” Authors analyzed data from the 2015 National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS) and write that overall exposure to secondhand aerosol from e-cigarettes in an indoor […]

Wrangell Senior Apartments go Smoke-Free!

By Tammi Meissner, Health Educator, SEARHC Health Promotion No-smoking policies are rare in public housing.  This is especially troubling because it affects disadvantaged and vulnerable populations who have little choice when it comes to tobacco smoke exposure.  In 2008-2009, 32% of households in public housing included elderly persons.  Wrangell Senior Apartments is leading the way […]

At Michigan State, tobacco prohibition nears

ORIGINAL ARTICLE by RJ Wolcott of Lansing State Journal HERE Three Marlboro black cigarettes. That’s enough to get Nicole Cichon, a second-year veterinary medicine student at Michigan State University, through a day of classes. In previous semesters, Cichon could find 10 minutes between classes to get her nicotine fix. When MSU’s ban of tobacco products […]

CDC says smoking laws, like politics, are local

FOR ORIGINAL ARTICLE by Salynn Boyles of Medpage Today CLICK HERE More than half of Americans live in states with comprehensive laws protecting them from exposure to secondhand smoke, but none of these people live in the southeastern United States, according to new data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. A decade after the […]

MSU to be a tobacco-free campus this fall

FOR ORIGINAL ARTICLE from The State News by Sasha Zidar CLICK HERE In August 2016, Michigan State University will officially be a tobacco-free campus. The MSU Board of Trustees approved for a tobacco-free campus in 2015 to help ensure that the Spartan community enjoys a healthy lifestyle on campus. In April 2013, the Office of […]

Restaurants wondering what to do about e-cigarettes

ORIGINAL ARTICLE HERE by Abby Armbruster from Daily Journal When a downtown Franklin restaurant owner sees a customer pull out an e-cigarette and take a puff, he keeps his eyes on the other diners around. If they don’t have an issue with it, Triple Play BBQ co-owner Ron Dwenger doesn’t, either. But if you go […]

Four years later, Hermosa Beach gets serious about its smoking ban

ORIGINAL ARTICLE HERE by Sandy Mazza of The Daily Breeze HERMOSA BEACH, Calif. – Four years after Hermosa Beach banned smoking at its beach and downtown plaza, the city is finally getting serious about snuffing out cigarettes. Until now, enforcement of the anti-smoking law was considered too expensive in the cash-strapped city with the alcohol-charged […]

Four Things We Can Do To Reduce U.S. Tobacco Consumption

CLICK HERE FOR ORIGINAL OPINION ARTICLE by Bill Frist, Contributor to Forbes.com Last week, California became the second state to raise the tobacco purchase age of 21.  This move is part of a pivotal trend spreading across the nation to reduce youth tobacco consumption by preventing or delaying young people from picking up tobacco products, […]

California’s smoking age raised from 18 to 21 under bills signed by Gov. Brown

ORIGINAL ARTICLE HERE by Patrick McGreevy from LATimes.com Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed a pack of bills that will raise the smoking age in California from 18 to 21, restrict the use of electronic cigarettes in public places and expand no-smoking areas at public schools. However, Brown vetoed a bill that would have allowed […]
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This three-day conference will bring together a dynamic partnership around family wellness. Federal, State, Tribal and Urban programs will be on site to provide training, information and resources for culturally informed strategies that focus on building and sustaining family wellness. Tribes will be provided training and support to develop their Tribal Action Plan geared towards capacity building. Special emphasis will focus on program sustainability by engaging technology, business practices and revenue enhancement.

 

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Spirit of EAGLES National Conference "Changing Patterns of Cancer in Native Communities" - September 21 - 24, 2017 - Niagra Falls, NY - For more information regarding the conference, visit www.nativeamericanprograms.net or contact Marcy Averill at averill.marcy@mayo.edu.

Tenth AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically UnderservedSeptember 25-28, 2017, Sheraton Atlanta Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia - The AACR Cancer Health Disparities conferences advance the understanding and, ultimately, help to eliminate the disparities in cancer that represent a major public health problem in our country. By promoting the exchange of novel ideas and information between a wide range of professionals from academia, industry, government, and the community, these conferences harness the potential and maximize the many opportunities for bringing research on health disparities from bench to bedside or community, and back again. The goals of these conferences have been to bring together scientists and other professionals working in a variety of disciplines to discuss the latest findings in the field and to stimulate the development of new research in cancer health disparities. Make plans now to join us for this exciting program. - Continuing Medical Education Activity AMA PRA Category 1  CreditsTM available

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