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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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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 […]

Sault Ste Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians “Enhancing the Circle of Health” CDC Grant Addresses Culturally Competent Approaches to Diabetes, Tobacco Use in Native Communities

To promote culturally informed care and disease prevention, Western Michigan University (WMU) teamed up with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Association for Prevention, Teaching and Research (ATPR), and Tribal and non-Tribal stakeholders in Southwest Michigan to create a curriculum to educate health professionals on Native American culture, history and the impact of historical […]

Tobacco Yes, there is such a thing as thirdhand smoke — and it’s more dangerous than you think

ORIGINAL ARTICLE HERE BY Matthew Diebel of USA Today You’re coughing.  You’re waving it away.  Not only does it smell bad, but you’re also worried it might give you cancer or other lung ailments. It’s secondhand smoke, of course.  You’re thinking to yourself, “I’m not silly enough to actually smoke cigarettes and I’m sure enough […]