Tobacco Prevention & Control Update

In This Issue
NACCHO Webinar: Menthol in Tobacco Products: What Local Health Departments Can Do - July 9, 1 pm EST
News: CDC Campaign Encourages Smokers to Talk with Your Doctor
News: Ingham County and Tobacco Licensing Preemption in Michigan
Connect with the Tobacco Prevention and Control Team
Join Our Mailing List

NACCHO Webinar: Menthol in Tobacco Products: What Local Health Departments Can Do - July 9, 1 pm EST

During this NACCHO webinar, experts from the Tobacco Control Legal Consortium will discuss what local health departments can do to press the FDA to take bold action while also considering local policy options to address the devastating public health impact of menthol in tobacco products. Please click here to register.

News: CDC Campaign Encourages Smokers to Talk with Your Doctor

A doctor's advice and assistance more than doubles the odds that a smoker will quit successfully. On May 22, CDC unveiled the new "Talk With Your Doctor" feature of the Tips From Former Smokers campaign. National television ads with the call-to-action message "You can quit. Talk with your doctor for help" will encourage smokers to ask a doctor for help and encourage clinicians to ask patients if they smoke and offer assistance in helping them quit. Local health departments can use the resources here to promote this important message to the health care community. 

News: Ingham County and Tobacco Licensing Preemption in Michigan

In May, local news outlet WLNS in Lansing, MI ran a two-part story Tobacco Unlicensed: The Real Story Behind Teenage Smoking. Ingham County Health Depratment's tobacco licensing program, which allows the county to revoke licenses if retailers sell to minors, is one of only three counties in the state with such a program due to preemption. View Part 1 and Part 2 of the news story, and read NACCHO's recently updated policy statement on Opposition to Preemption of Local Tobacco Control Regulations.

Connect with the Tobacco Prevention and Control Team 
NACCHO welcomes requests from any local health department for tobacco prevention planning and technical assistance. Please send your request to Amy Henes. Find resources, policy statements, news, and more on NACCHO's Tobacco webpage.