Tobacco Prevention & Control Update

In This Issue
Webinar: Helping Patients Quit
Legacy's 2012 Community Activist Award
Recruitment for CDC's National Tobacco Education Campaign
MMWR: Consumption of Cigarettes and Combustible Tobacco--U.S., 2000-2011
Public Health Grand Rounds: Global Tobacco Control
Seeking Stories from the Field
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Webinar: Helping Patients Quit:  

New Research on Clinical Tobacco Interventions  

The Partnership for Prevention and the Multi-State Collaborative for Health System Change will co-sponsor an educational webinar on Thursday, August 9. The webinar will feature Dr. Shanta Dube (CDC/OSH) and Dr. Thomas Land (Massachusetts Department of Public Health), who will discuss the latest findings in two separate research studies, and recently published information about clinical tobacco use interventions. For more information and to register, click here

Legacy's 2012 Community Activist Award

Legacy is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2012 Community Activist Award. The Community Activist Award recognizes an exceptional individual's outstanding contribution to tobacco prevention and cessation at the community level. Each nominee must be a recognized leader in his or her community with experience spearheading innovative and influential tobacco control projects, especially those that reflect Legacy's mission to build a world where young people reject tobacco and anyone can quit. Nominations will be accepted through Monday, September 17, 2012. Click here to submit an application.

Recruitment for CDC's National Tobacco Education Campaign  

The CDC's Office on Smoking and Health is currently recruiting individuals to feature in their next national tobacco education campaign. The campaign will feature real people who have suffered severe health conditions caused directly by smoking or that were triggered by exposure to secondhand smoke. Women and men of all backgrounds who have been tobacco-free for at least six months qualify. The CDC is looking in particular for veterans, American Indian/Alaskan Natives, and individuals who have suffered a heart attack due to secondhand smoke; have symptomatic COPD; have diabetes and have suffered health problems from smoking; or have had a serious asthma attack due to exposure to secondhand smoke. Read the attached flyer for more information. Those who are interested can contact Mimi Webb Miller Casting or Leslie Rhoades.

MMWR: Consumption of Cigarettes and Combustible Tobacco - United States, 2000-2011

The recent release of the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) contains the tobacco-related article, Consumption of Cigarettes and Combustible Tobacco--United States, 2000-2011. The CDC monitored consumption of cigarettes and combustible tobacco products over an 11 year period. While cigarette smoking declined during this time, consumption of other tobacco products increased, suggesting that certain smokers have switched from cigarettes to other combustible tobacco products, most notably since a 2009 increase in the federal tobacco excise tax that created tax disparities between product types. To read the report, visit the CDC's website here.

Public Health Grand Rounds:
Global Tobacco Control

The Public Health Grand Rounds is a monthly webcast created to foster discussion on major public health issues. This session of Grand Rounds, Global Tobacco Control: A Prevention "Best Buy", explored the control of tobacco use-the leading preventable cause of premature death and disease worldwide. Beyond monitoring of tobacco use and exposure, this session also discussed effective prevention strategies at the personal, population, and policy levels. Watch the live webcast here.  

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.