Tobacco Prevention & Control Update

In This Issue
NACCHO Webinar: "Tobacco Cessation and the Affordable Care Act"
New NACCHO Policy Statement: Smokeless Tobacco Products
CDC Launches Tips From Former Smokers 2013
Webinar: College Tobacco Control
Cigarette Graphic Warning Labels Decision Will Not Be Appealed
Report: E-Cigarette Use Growing Rapidly
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Webinar: "Demystifying Tobacco Cessation and the Affordable Care Act"- Apr. 9, 1 PM ET
Join NACCHO for a webinar on Tuesday, April 9 from 1-2 PM ET. Experts from NACCHO and the American Lung Association will discuss the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), its impact on local health departments, and provisions related to tobacco prevention and cessation. Click here to register. 

New NACCHO Policy Statement: Smokeless Tobacco Products 

The NACCHO Board of Directors recently approved a new policy statement, "Regulation of Smokeless and Emerging Tobacco Products." NACCHO's policy statements not only inform our national voice for local health departments, but they can also support your local and state voice for policy development and stakeholder education work. A compendium of all tobacco and chronic disease policy statements can be found here

CDC Launches Tips From Former Smokers 2013 Campaign
CDC's Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) has launched the second round of the Tips From Former Smokers campaign. Beginning April 1, ads featuring new participants with a wide range of tobacco-related health conditions will run for at least 12 weeks through various media outlets nationwide. Visit the Tips website for information on how your local health department can leverage the campaign using FREE resources available for download, including new ads, sample press releases, Spanish-language materials, website badges and buttons, and more.

College Tobacco Control Webinar- Apr. 16, 2 PM ET
Sponsored by the Partnership for Prevention, this free and educational webinar will provide an update on college tobacco control policies and practices. Expert speakers will discuss recent tobacco control progress made on U.S. college campuses and address successes and challenges in policy, development, culture change, implementation, and evaluation. To register, click here.
News: Cigarette Graphic Warning Labels Decision Will Not Be Appealed
On March 19, the U.S. government announced that it will not appeal the DC Circuit decision striking down the proposed graphic warning labels on cigarette packages, which contained images depicting the dangers of smoking and encouraging smokers to quit. The FDA has stated that it will revise the labels to comply with the law and legal ruling. To read a statement from a NACCHO partner, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, click here.
Report: E-Cigarette Use Growing Rapidly
Use of electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, is on the rise, according to a study by the CDC. In 2011, about 21 percent of adults who smoked cigarettes had used e-cigarettes, up from about 10 percent in 2010. View NACCHO's policy statement for more information about these products and steps local health departments can take to address their growing popularity.

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