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Smoke-Free Multi-Unit Housing Calculator

CLICK HERE FOR FULL ARTICLE This new easy-to-use tool will help you calculate the cost of turning over a smoking unit vs. a non-smoking unit. Directions Enter identifying information about the apartment unit being calculated including: Address or general location Number of bedrooms Number of bathrooms Any additional details or notes, such as square footage, […]

Benefits of a Commercial Smoke Free Policy

Tribes have a sovereign right to determine the health of their own people. To adopt and implement a commercial smoke free policy to protect children and elders from the dangers of commercial secondhand smoke is an exercise of that sovereignty. A policy also helps state the Tribe’s position on commercial tobacco and commercial secondhand smoke […]

Cigarette smoking and adverse health outcomes among adults receiving federal housing assistance

The following article was recently released online ahead of print by the journal Preventative Medicine.  The manuscript was co-authored by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health. Article:  Cigarette smoking and adverse health outcomes among adults receiving federal housing assistance This study is the first to document […]

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 […]

Is your pet worthy of Instafame?

From TRUTH Fact:  cats and dogs are twice as likely to get cancer if their owner smokes. Truth has joined forces with DoSomething.org to give you and your pet a chance to – well, do something – about that. By sharing a pet pic captioned with your furry friend’s reaction to the fact that secondhand […]
No Smoking Signage Graphic

No Smoking Sign

We have several pieces of signage that can be shared and used. We will be updating these pieces soon.  Keep an eye on our blog posts and our toolkits as we make these pieces available. These signs may be used at your location. Feel free to download and utilize these materials. The material is available […]

Toiyabe Family Services Tobacco PSA

Youth at Toiyabe Indian Health Project in Bishop, CA made this tobacco PSA.  They won a Hack-ademy Award for it.  The Hack-ademy Awards are for youth developed tobacco PSA’s in California.  

Palo Alto looks to raise age for tobacco sales

ORIGINAL ARTICLE HERE From Palo Alto Online By:  Gennady Sheyner PALTO ALTO, Calif. – Seeking to make Palo Alto a regional leader in a crusade against cigarette smoke, city officials are preparing to raise the minimum age for buying tobacco to 21 and to ban smoking in local apartment buildings and condominium complexes. The two proposals would […]

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 […]
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WEBINAR -- "BRCA Genetics in The News:  What Do I Do Next?" -- Wednesday, December 20, 2017, 8 p.m. EST. -- The webinar features Sharsheret's own Genetics Program Coordinator, Peggy Cottrell, MS, CGC, who will explore the latest critical genetics research, decode BRCA and other genetic mutations, and help us understand what steps we need to take next.  A Sharsheret peer supporter will share her personal story and a live question and answer session will follow the presentation.  We are proud to partner with FORCE on this presentation!  To register for the webinar or to share the webinar with others in your network, CLICK HERE.  Feel free to share widely.  If you have any questions, please contact Support Program Coordinator Shira Kravitz at skravitz@sharsheret.org or 1-866-474-2774.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY - Public Health Institute is accepting applications for the National Leadership Academy for the Public's Health from teams in the Appalachian and Mid-regions of the United States.  "For communities that are engaged in cross-sector work to improve the public health, this is an opportunity to boost your team's capacity and skills through a community leadership process."  Deadline January 12, 2018 - LEARN MORE

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