August E-Newsletter

Our August E-Newsletter is out! In this issue: How would you translate Nathan’s Tips from Former Smokers poster? Pap-a-Thon Toolkit Webinar Information Welcome Kelsey Evans from SEARHC By the Sea Arts and Seafood Festival And much more! Click here to read the newsletter:

Transcripts and Recording Available for Listening Sessions on FDA’s Proposed Tobacco Product Standards

Earlier this year, FDA proposed two product standards:  one that would prohibit menthol as a characterizing flavor in cigarettes and another that would prohibit characterizing flavors (other than tobacco) in all cigars. On June 13 and June 15, 2022, FDA held virtual listening sessions to give the public an opportunity to verbally provide open public […]

“By the Sea” Arts and Seafood Festival

The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium was at the “By the Sea” Arts and Seafood Festival and provided outreach on cigarette butt pollution in the oceans and how that, in turn, affects the food that we harvest and eat – fish and other seafoods.  Other items discussed and shared were quitline materials for the Alaska […]

Medicaid Coverage Tobacco Cessation Resources Available

The American Lung Association has new Medicaid coverage tobacco cessation resources on their website that might be helpful in your work. Making the Case to Improve Medicaid Coverage: A Resource Guide (here) This guide is designed to help state and local tobacco control staff who want to work to improve tobacco cessation coverage for their […]

Journal Article Cost of Cigarette Smoking Attributable Productivity Losses, U.S., 2018

CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health released the article in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine Published July 28, 2022. Information on morbidity-related productivity losses attributable to cigarette smoking, an important component of the economic burden of cigarette smoking, is limited. This study fills this gap by estimating these costs in the U.S. and by state. […]

LGBTQ+ Tobacco Use New Issue Brief

The University of Michigan Tobacco Research Network has developed a new issue brief focused on tobacco use among LGBTQ+ individuals. This resource is intended to help organizations offer more supportive, affirming, and effective tobacco prevention and cessation programs for LGBTQ+ individuals. It features recent data from surveys and focus groups with Michigan LGBTQ+ individuals.

HRSA Webinar: Tobacco Cessation for Women of Reproductive Age, Including Pregnant Women

Wednesday, August 31, 2022 1 – 2 pm ET This webinar will focus on strategies and tools for implementing tobacco cessation interventions and treatment for persons of reproductive age, including pregnant women who use tobacco.  CDC and CMS will provide a snapshot from the national perspective related to tobacco use among this population, cessation screening […]

Tips Partner Webinar Science and Practice of Smoking Cessation in SUD Treatment

August 25, 2022 11:00 am MT Learn about the California Behavioral Health and Wellness Initiative, an innovative 5-year project to assist behavioral health agencies (including residential SUD treatment programs) with implementing tobacco-free (TF) campus policies and evidence-based tobacco cessation treatment.  The success of this initiative led to CA State Assembly Bill AB0541, which was signed […]

September IHS Cancer Support Leadership Virtual Training 2022

September 12 – 15, 2022 Monday – Thursday, four days 10:30 am – 1:30 pm Mountain Time 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm Mountain Time Available to all area via Zoom Covered topics include:  Relationship building, cancer among Native Americans, establishing trust, emotional support skills, reflection, teamwork, core values, personal empowerment Free to AI/AN individuals interested […]

How would you translate Nathan’s poster?

This survey is to help share knowledge across our communities by sharing how you would translate “Let future generations know the dangers of secondhand smoke” in your language. Example: Yurok:  NEE-MEE-CHYUUE’ SKEY-WOK KEE ‘WE-SEW KUE ROO-WOS UE-ME-RAAS Please print and disseminate the adapted Tips Posters in your respective communities. Share this survey and take advantage […]

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