Success Story: Addressing Challenges Around Commercial Tobacco Use

Author:  Higinio Herrera, Kathleen Jack The tobacco industry has a decades-long history of targeting American Indians and Alaska Natives (AIAN) by misappropriating culture and traditional tobacco. The romanticized imagery of AIAN has been used to sell commercial tobacco for profit by misrepresenting traditions, values, and beliefs. This type of representation dehumanizes diverse people and adds […]

FDA Denies Marketing of Two Vuse Menthol E-Cigarette Products

VIEW TODAY’S NEWS RELEASE HERE FDA announced the agency has issued marketing denial orders (MDOs) for two menthol e-cigarette products currently marketing by R.J. Reynolds Vapor Company – the Vuse Vibe Tank Menthol 3.0% and the Vuse Ciro Cartridge Menthol 1.5%.  The company must not market or distribute these products in the U.S. or they […]

Reclaim Sacred Tobacco Bi-Monthly Call

From:  American Non-Smokers Right Foundation and Air is Life VIEW FLYER HERE Friday, February 24, 2023 11 am – 12 pm CST Zoom: Join us as we discuss reclaiming our sacred medicine:  tobacco. This will be an opportunity for Tribal advocates to share ideas and resources, set mutual goals and most importantly, build camaraderie […]

Heather Medicine Bear, MPH joins the National Native Network

The Inter-Tribal Council of Michigan is pleased to welcome Heather Medicine Bear, MPH as the new Program Manager for the National Native Network. Heather is an enrolled member of the Gila River Indian Community, Akimel O’odham.  She comes to us from Hawaii Pacific University, where she serves as an adjunct professor at the College of […]

FDA Releases New Ads, including First Focused on Mental Health Effects of Cigarette Smoking among Youth

This week, the FDA’s “The Real Cost” Youth Cigarette Prevention Campaign launched two new ads and, for the first time, will focus on the negative mental health effects of cigarette smoking and withdrawal in an ad.  One ad — “Auctioneer” — highlights the fact that cigarette withdrawal can lead to anxiety, and the other ad […]

CDC Foundation National and State E-Cigarette Sales Data Briefs

CDC Foundation has posted its most recent National and State Data Briefs highlighting national and state trends in e-cigarette sales from January 2018 through October 30, 2022 on the CDC Foundation website: These data briefs provide an update on trends in unit sales of e-cigarettes in the U.S. by product and flavor type.  The […]

Disparities in Current Cigarette Smoking Among U.S. Adults with Mental Health Conditions

Prevalence of cigarette smoking is disproportionally high among US adults with mental health conditions.  This study analyzed data from the 2019 and 2020 National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Current cigarette smoking remains higher among adults with AMI, serious psychological distress, and major depressive disorder than among those without AMI, especially among adults who […]

New NYTS 2022 Infographic Available

FDA has published a new infographic highlighting the key findings from the 2022 National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS).  In 2022, more than 3 million middle and high school students currently used (past 30 days) any tobacco products.  While we have made great progress in reducing the number of youth who use combustible cigarettes, youth e-cigarettes […]

WEBINAR: Equity in Smoke-Free Housing: How a Social Justice Approach Shaped a Model Smoke-Free Housing Ordinance

REGISTER HERE ANSR will join the Public Health Law Center and other local and national partners on this webinar to share how they developed an equity-focused housing ordinance.  ANSR’s Kara Skahen will be a panelist and will share the impressive work that has brought us to this point.  This is the first of two webinars […]

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Reclaim Sacred Tobacco Bi-Monthly Call | Organized by American Non Smokers' Rights Foundation and Air is Life | LEARN MORE AND REGISTER

2023 Art & Science of Health Promotion Conference | The Broadmoor | Colorado Springs, Colorado | Core Conference:  March 29-31, 2023 | Intensive Training Seminars:  March 27 - 28, 2023 | LEARN MORE AND REGISTER

Tribal Public Health Conference 2023 | Choctaw Casino & Resort, Durant, Oklahoma | LEARN MORE AND REGISTER