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No Smoking Sign

Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs is an extremely detailed 144 page document that offers an in-depth breakdown of the resources and skills needed to create and enforce non-smoking policies. This is a fantastic beginner’s guide for those looking to make a change in their community, but not sure how to take the first steps. You will find a comprehensive breakdown of state & community interventions, mass-reach communications, surveillance and evaluations for determining your community’s needs and responsiveness, and methods for obtaining funding. Backed by detailed data and statistics, this guide will help your leaders create smoke-free policies for your community.

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Youth Tobacco Use in Top-Grossing Movies — United States, 2010-2016

The Surgeon General has concluded that depictions of smoking in the movies causes young people to begin smoking.  The findings in this report show that despite previously reported declines in youth-rated movies that contained tobacco use during 2005-2010, progress in reducing tobacco incidents in youth-rated movies has stopped since 2010.  Although there were fewer top-grossing […]

Workshop Digital Storytelling Workshop to Promote Comprehensive Cancer Control Coalition Successes

The American Cancer Society, through a cooperative agreement with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and in partnership with the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors, is offering a Digital Storytelling Workshop.  The course is designed to help you create a digital Comprehensive Cancer Control success story for a project or program that you have […]

Outdoors For exercise, nothing like the great outdoors

ORIGINAL ARTICLE BY Gretchen Reynolds of New York Times HERE Long walks can improve moods and reduce anxiety, but the benefits may be greatest if the walks take place outdoors rather than in a gym, according to a new study by researchers in Austria. And while the Alps may be a particularly fine place to […]

Secondhand Smoke Secondhand smoke exposure before birth may affect lungs into adulthood

ORIGINAL ARTICLE BY Catharine Paddock PhD of Medical News Today HERE Adult susceptibility to lung diseases may depend on prenatal exposure to secondhand smoke.  So suggest scientists who found that exposing pregnant mice to secondhand smoke caused changes in the lung function and structure of their offspring that lasted into adulthood. A report on the […]