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FDA Denies Marketing of myblu Menthol E-Cigarette Product

From FDA The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a marketing denial order (MDO) for myblu Menthol 2.4% an e-cigarette product made by Fontem US, LLC (myblu).  As a result, the company must not market or distribute this product in the United States, or they risk enforcement action by FDA.  The company may resubmit […]

Addressing Social Determinants of Health: Building Partnerships to Improve Tobacco-related Outcomes

March 28, 2023 1 – 2 pm ET The social determinants of health (SDOH) have an impact on the health of communities and on tobacco control efforts.  It is critical to identify and engage partners that are working to address SDOH to successfully deliver tobacco use prevention and control policies and programs. SelfMade Health Network […]

Reclaiming our Tobacco Through Tobacco Policy: Passing of the Navajo Nitch’ Éí Bee Ííná – Air is Life Act of 2021

November 8, 2022 11:30 am (AZ) Register here:  https://tinyurl.com/uanacp14 Hershel Clark, MPH (Navajo) Hershel Clark, MPH is the Program Manager for the Southwest Navajo Tobacco Education Prevention Project.  He has experience working in tobacco control and prevention.  Mr. Clark assisted with the passing of the Navajo Air is Life Act of 2021 for the Navajo […]

WEBINAR: Cervical Cancer and American Indian Women

The National Native Network with the Indian Health Service Clinical Support Center (Accredited Provider) present a webinar. Title:  Cervical Cancer and American Indian WomenDate:  Wednesday, January 19, 2022 Learning Objectives/Outcomes:At the conclusion of this activity, the healthcare team will be able to: 1.  Identify the risk factors for HPV related infections and cancer among American […]

WEBINAR: Smoke-Free Tribal Housing Policies

The National Native Network with the Indian Health Service Clinical Support Center (Accredited Provider) present a webinar. Title:  Smoke-Free Tribal Housing Policies Date:  Wednesday, March 30, 2022 Time:  3 – 4 p.m., EDT REGISTER HERE: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_d7Err0U_SOCLByCW3gMMzw Learning Objectives/Outcomes: At the conclusion of this activity, the healthcare team will be able to: 1.  Identify the risks […]

FDA Takes Action on Approximately 4.5 Million ENDS Products

From Food and Drug Administration:  FULL ARTICLE On August 9, FDA issued a Refuse to File (RTF) letter to JD Nova Group LLC.  The letter notified the company that their Premarket Tobacco Product Applications (PMTAs) that are associated with approximately 4.5 million of their products do not meet the filing requirements for a new tobacco […]

Trends in Secondhand Smoke Exposure, 2011-2018: Impact and Implications of Expanding Serum Cotinine Range

From Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office on Smoking and Health This study assessed the impact of defining secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure among nonsmokers using an expanded serum cotinine range among a nationally representative sample of U.S. nonsmokers aged 3 years or older.  This study found that expanding the serum cotinine range from 0.05-10 […]

Smokefree Tribal Casinos Petition

Over the past several days, dozens of Tribal casinos across the United States have begun rolling back COVID-19 restrictions, including long-awaited smokefree indoor air ordinances. We are urging the National Congress of American Indians to make an immediate statement in support of smokefree air so that additional Tribal casinos will not revert back to allowing […]

Smokefree Stories with Virginia Chosa

From Americans for Nonsmokers Rights Foundation Smokefree Stories with Virginia Chosa highlights a Tribal elder’s perspective living in a multi-unit housing complex in Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin.  The video takes place on the Lac du Flambeau Indian Reservation and refers to Tribal housing and Tribal Housing Authority.  Many sovereign Tribes receive funding from the US […]

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