Communiqué #37

TopIn This Issue: Special resource edition    


North Carolina Hosts Follow Up Summit


Reports and Briefs



NCfollowupNorth Carolina Hosts Follow Up Summit


NC 2011 summitA year after their original SAMHSA-SCLC Behavioral Health Leadership Academy for Wellness and Smoking Cessation, North Carolina held a follow up summit in Raleigh on September 24th to discuss progress and strategically revise the action plan to further decrease tobacco use statewide. Follow this link for a summary of North Carolina's original summit (pictured), including a link to the action plan:


Although the late Steve Jordan, Director of the Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services, was not there in person, he was there in spirit and summit partners were committed to sustaining his vision. Representing the Division, Jim Jarrard, Acting Director, and Flo Stein, Chief of the Community Policy Management Section, welcomed the participants and their leadership set the tone for a constructive, focused work on facilities, provider training, QuitlineNC sustainability, consumers, communities, policy, and systems performance measures.


Congratulations to Margaret Brake for planning and facilitating an excellent follow-up summit.


Back to top



ReportsReports and Briefs  SAMHSA report cover


SAMHSA released a searchable, detailed summary of findings from the 2011 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) that examines trends in illicit drug use from 2010 to 2011 and from 2002-2011 among Americans 12 years and older. Also the report compares differences by age group and disparities in the need for specialized treatment versus those who actually receive it. Follow this link to download an electronic version and/or order a hard copy:




RWJF logoThe Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released an issue brief on the return on investment of well-funded comprehensive tobacco control programs entitled, "Does Curbing Tobacco Use Lower Health Care Costs?" Follow this link to the report:




Legacy YA toolkitIn August at the National Conference on Tobacco or Health, Legacy for Health released their new student activist guide Youth Activism in Tobacco Control: A Toolkit for Action. A first of its kind, the guide prepares youth in fighting commercial tobacco use in schools and communities.


Click here to download the toolkit:





CDC logoA new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention explores the impact of the TIPS campaign on quitline calls and website visits. From March through June of 2012 the CDC Tips from Former Smokers (TIPS) campaign, the first federally funded, nationwide, tobacco education ad campaign, referred smokers to the national quitline routing number, 1-800-QUIT-NOW and, a federal website that helps people quit smoking.


The report compares quitline calls and website visitors during the 12-week ad campaign with the same time period in 2011. Free to download, the report is titled, "Increases in Quitline Calls and Smoking Cessation Website Visitors During a National Tobacco Education Campaign - March 19-June 10, 2012". Follow this link to the full text of the article: mm6134a2.htm_w.



Back to top




The timely and informative SCLC webinar, "Thirdhand Smoke: Clinical and Policy Approaches", held on September 27, 2012 is now available online for free and accredited for CMEs/CEUs. The webinar features Jonathan Winickoff, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Center for Child and Adolescent Health Policy. Click here to download the recording and a copy of the slides,


SCLC is pleased to invite you to its next free webinar, "Tobacco Free State Psychiatric Hospitals: from Policy to Practice", on Tuesday October 23, 2012 at 1 pm ET (90 minutes) that features Robert Glover, Lucille Schacht, and Joseph Parks.


Register now! Space is limited. Visit the SCLC website to register. 


The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians and allied health professionals.UCSF designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Participants who join the LIVE session, on October 23, 2012, are eligible to earn up to 1.5 CME/CEU credits for $25 per CME/CEU certificate. Physicians and allied health professionals should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the webinar activity.



Man jumping  


Stay connected to SCLC on Facebook and Twitter:


  Facebook logo Twitter logo


Back to top

Other Resource Highlights 


quite now

1-800-QUIT-NOW wallet card

Available through the Smoking Cessation Leadership Center, the card is similar in size and feel to a credit card and offers motivational language urging smokers to call the nation's free, effective, tobacco cessation counseling lines.


A New Way to Think About Quitting
About re-learning life without cigarettes, the free
Become an EX plan is based on personal experiences from ex-smokers, as well as the latest scientific research from the experts at Mayo Clinic.

RWJF Tobacco Map

For the first time, policymakers and advocates have access to a nationwide picture of continuing state efforts on key tobacco control policies. The RWJF Tobacco Map uses data from the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and the Americans for Non-Smokers' Rights and is updated as new information becomes available.


Have some news you would like to share?  Send us your updates.


Back to top

Smoking Cessation Leadership Center   University of California, San Francisco

Please continue to send us your updates (i.e. newsletter articles, provider trainings, presentations, etc.)
We will collect all the information, share with all partners, and post updates on the SCLC website.

Join Our Mailing List


Questions or comments on the Communiqué:
Contact Margaret Meriwether