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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Trends and Differences in the Incidence and Mean Age of Starting to Smoke Cigarettes Regularly, National health Interview Survey, 1997-2018

CDC recently released this tobacco-related article in the journal, Public Health Reports. Surveillance of cigarette smoking behavior provides for evaluating the impact of current tobacco control measures.  This study examined temporal changes and demographic differences in the incidence and mean age of starting to smoke cigarettes regularly in the United States among adults born between […]

Nationwide Offering Basic Tobacco Intervention Skills Certification for Native Communities

With support from the National Native Network and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, we have the opportunity to host the University of Arizona, Basic Tobacco Intervention Skills Course for Native Communities.  Register here: The Basic Tobacco Intervention Skills Certification for Native Communities is an accredited eight-hour continuing education/certification course that teaches brief […]

More than 3 Million Youth Reported Using a Commercial Tobacco Product in 2022

CDC and FDA released the following tobacco-related article in the journal, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). Tobacco Product Use Among Middle and High School Students — United States, 2022 More than 3 million (11.0%) U.S. youth reported using a commercial tobaco productin 2022, including more than 2.5 million high school and 530,000 middle school […]

CDC Best Practices User Guide Supplement – Tobacco Where You Live: Retail Strategies to Promote Health Equity

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Office on Smoking and Health has published a new supplement to the Best Practices User Guides, Tobacco Where You Live:  Retail Strategies to Promote Health Equity.  The document was written in partnership with the Center for Public Health Systems Science at Washington University in St. Louis. The […]

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