TPEP – August 13, 2010

Smoking wasn’t always unhealthy, at least in the eyes of the public.  Check out this great collection of vintage cigarette ads!

And if you haven’t already seen the local news:


New on TPEP Connection!  Smokefree Outdoor Areas
TPEP Connection has a new section for Smokefree Outdoor Areas that includes fairs, parks, and events including pow-wows.  This section lists policies, fact sheets, talking points, and other resources developed by grantees to promote smokefree and tobacco-free outdoor areas and events.

If there are additional policies, ordinances, or resources that should be added to this section, please email them to Kylie at

ATTACK Toolkit.    The online Toolkit includes background information, educational materials, campaign development strategies, examples of promising campaigns, research and evaluation resources. It serves as a resource to counter tobacco industry targeting aimed at young adults.

Reports and Articles

Relation between Newspaper Coverage of ‘Light’ Cigarette Litigation and Beliefs about ‘Lights’ among Adolescents and Young Adults Tobacco Control, August 2010

Inaccurate beliefs about the risks of ‘lights’ were negatively related to youth smokers’ perceptions of risk and intentions to quit smoking. News coverage surrounding the tobacco industry’s failure to disclose the risks of ‘lights’ might help reduce these inaccurate, and potentially dangerous, beliefs.


Videos portraying smoking positively far outnumbered smoking-negative videos.  Among smoking-positive videos, music and magic tricks were most numerous, increasing from 66% – nearly 80% in July, with music accounting for most of the increase.  Marlboro was the most frequently mentioned brand.

RISKY COMBO: CIGARETTES AND OTHER TOBACCO FORMS –Combining Cigarettes and Other Types of Tobacco Usage Linked to Higher Risk of Disease, WebMD, August 5, 2010

The CDC reports that the use of other forms of tobacco is linked with higher nicotine addiction, the inability to kick the habit, and increases the odds that smokers will develop cancer, stroke and heart disease.

NEXT TARGET FOR TOBACCO BAN: GROCERY STORES, San Francisco Examiner, August 4, 2010

Two years ago, San Francisco became the first city in the nation to ban the sale of tobacco products in drugstores like Walgreens.  Now, The City will consider expanding the ban to include grocery stores with on-site pharmacies.

Smokeless tobacco products a potential poison for children AAP News, August 8, 2010

Smokeless tobacco products may look like candy to young children, but these products can be poisonous to children.

Statewide Diffusion of 100% Tobacco-free College and University Policies. Tobacco Control, August 2010

Tobacco-free policy adoption on college campuses can be accelerated with a multilevel statewide intervention.

Toward the Development of Tobacco-free Psychiatric Facilities. American Journal on Addictions July 2010

This review addresses the reasons why tobacco should be excluded from psychiatric and addictions treatment settings, and strategies that can be employed to initiate and maintain tobacco-free psychiatric settings.

How Do Tobacco Retail Displays Affect Cessation Attempts? Tobacco Control August 2010

Tobacco products had high visibility, and elicited emotional and physical reactions that created on-going temptation, complicated cessation attempts and stimulated impulse purchases.

Really? The Claim: Smoking Relieves Stress New York Times, August 10, 2010

Studies have found that in reality, lighting up has the opposite effect, causing long-term stress levels to rise, not fall. For those dependent on smoking, the only stress it relieves is the withdrawal between cigarettes.

Riding with Smoker May Be Hazardous To Your Health, Tobacco Control, August 2010

Riding shotgun with a smoker is just as bad as hanging out in a smoky bar when it comes to being exposed to second-hand smoke, according to new Johns Hopkins research.

Hookah As Harmful As Cigarettes, Reuters, August 9, 2010

Research from Britain’s Department of Health and the Tobacco Control Collaborating Center showed that people who regularly smoke shisha can suffer from dangerous levels of carbon monoxide – similar to sucking on a car exhaust or entering a room with a faulty boiler.

Smokefree Housing Roundup


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