Tobacco Prevention & Control Update

In This Issue
Webinar: Tips from Former Smokers Campaign PSA Placement
Building Healthy Communities: Action Planning for Tobacco Prevention and Control
Sustainability Planning Guide for Healthy Communities: A Summary
Webinar: Impacting Tobacco Control in the Real World
Smoking Cessation for Pregnancy and Beyond: A Virtual Clinic
FDA Content Syndication
FDA Invites Public Comments on Draft Guidances
Seeking Stories from the Field
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Webinar: Tips from Former Smokers Campaign PSA Placement: National Activities and Local Opportunities

CDC's Office on Smoking and Health communications staff and its media contractor, The PlowShare Group, will provide a brief overview of the CDC Tips from Former Smokers Campaign and share plans for the Public Service Announcement (PSA) component of the campaign. Participants will learn background information about national activities to promote the Tips campaign PSAs, as well as how locals can access and advocate for free television and radio media placement. The webinar will be held Wednesday, May 16 at 1 PM. Register here. 

Building Healthy Communities: Action Planning for Tobacco Prevention and Control  

This issue brief highlights the efforts of sites that participated in tobacco prevention and control coalition capacity-building assistance from NACCHO and the National Association of Local Boards of Health (NALBOH). Additionally, the report outlines the role of local health departments (LHDs) and local boards of health (LBOHs), and provides details about evidence-based tobacco prevention and control. Access the issue brief online here. 

Sustainability Planning Guide 

for Healthy Communities: A Summary 
NACCHO has compiled a document to summarize the 120+ page Sustainability Planning Guide for Healthy Communities from the CDC. The purpose of the original document is to help coalitions, community leaders, and other public health professionals develop, implement, and evaluate plans to sustain their public health efforts. This NACCHO document is a condensed, easy-to-read and use summary that LHDs can use to inform their own sustainability planning efforts. Access the document here.  

Webinar: Impacting Tobacco Control in the Real World 

Join the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) on Wednesday, May 9 from 3-4:30 PM EDT as Bronson Frick, Assistant Director at Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, and Robert Berger, Deputy Director of the California Community Transformation Initiative at Public Health Institute, present ways to further a tobacco control agenda at the community, state, and national levels. Register for the webinar here.

Smoking Cessation for Pregnancy and Beyond: A Virtual Clinic

Dartmouth College, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, and the CDC have released an updated interactive web-based program entitled, "Smoking Cessation for Pregnancy and Beyond: A Virtual Clinic." The online program provides evidence-based training, through use of interactive patient simulations, to apply best practice approaches for helping pregnant women quit smoking. For more information on the training, click here

FDA Content Syndication
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Tobacco Products (CTP)
now has content syndication, a new web feature that allows users to bring CTP web content to their own websites. This will allow users to provide website visitors with high-quality, tobacco-related content that doesn't need to be created, updated, or maintained. Learn more and sign up here.
FDA Invites Public Comments on Draft Guidances
The FDA invites public health professionals and the public to submit comments on the
Harmful and Potentially Harmful Constituents (HPHC) and Modified Risk Tobacco Products (MRTP) draft guidances. Comments are due by June 4.   
Seeking Stories from the Field: LHD Use of the Community Guide
Has your local health department (LHD) successfully implemented recommendations from The Guide to Community Preventive Services (Community Guide)? If so, NACCHO encourages you to share your experience with other LHDs by filling out a short form here. Read stories other LHDs have shared or search by topic here.