Tobacco Prevention & Control Update

In This Issue
Current Tobacco Use among Adults in the United States
Get Ready for the Great American Smokeout on November 15
Webinar: "Those Look Like Candy!": Emerging and Alternative Tobacco Products
Webinar: Pressing the FDA on Menthol
Seeking Stories from the Field
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Current Tobacco Use among Adults in the United States
An article published in the November issue of the American Journal of Public Health includes findings from the National Adult Tobacco Survey on current tobacco use among U.S. adults. Approximately one in four adults was a current tobacco user during 2009-2010. For other findings, please view the full article here.

Get Ready for the Great American Smokeout on November 15

Mark your calendars for the 37th Great American Smokeout on November 15! The American Cancer Society encourages smokers to use this day to quit smoking or make a plan to quit. Visit their website for tools and resources that you can use to help people in your communities quit smoking.

Webinar: "Those Look Like Candy!": Emerging and Alternative Tobacco Products
The American Academy of Pediatrics Julius B. Richmond Center of Excellence is hosting a webinar on the lesser-known types of tobacco and nicotine products that youth and adults are using as popular alternatives to smoking cigarettes. The webinar will be held November 14 from 2:30-4 PM EST. For more information and to register, click here
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Webinar: Pressing the FDA on Menthol
The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act of 2009 granted the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authority to address menthol, but since the law was enacted, the FDA has studied the issue but not acted on this authority. The Public Health Law Center is hosting a webinar to discuss what the public health community can do to press the FDA to take bold action to address the burden of menthol in tobacco products, especially on youth, African-Americans, and the LGBTQ community. The webinar will be held November 13 from 1-2:30 PM EST. For more information and to register, click 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.