TPEP — April 8, 2011

Resources

New and improved youth prevention website from Washington State: www.NoStankYou.com focuses on reference and education resources designed to help kids gather anti-tobacco information.

BecomeAnEx Cards available from Legacy for organizations to provide to patients who are looking to quit smoking.  Each organization may order up to 5,000 cards for free.

Reports & Articles

New ‘dissolvable’ tobacco products may increase risk of mouth disease, Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry, March 16  The researchers note abundant scientific evidence about the health effects of nicotine, and the potential of other flavoring ingredients, sweeteners and binders to increase the risk of tooth decay and liver damage.

Mint that kills: the curious life of menthol cigarettes, The Atlantic Monthly, March 25 An FDA panel has declined to recommend a ban on menthol cigarettes – the latest coup for a well-marketed, but deadly product.

Fate of airport smoking lounges a community matter, CNN, March 25  If there’s one thing strangers in airport smoking lounges like to talk about, apart from tobacco price comparisons, it’s the fact that they’re in an airport smoking lounge.

How cigarette smoke affects smokers, UPI, April 7 Cigarette smoke can affect nearly every organ in the body by promoting cell damage and causing inflammation.

Local News

Oregon City commissioners give Cigarettes Cheaper another chance, The Oregonian, March 17 Commissioners decided against revoking the business license of a smoke shop owner who repeatedly violated the law by selling cigarettes to minors.

Cigarette tax proposals pit anti-smokers against tobacco lobby, The Oregonian, March 25 Anti-smoking lawmakers clashed with Oregon’s top tobacco lobbyist over proposals to raise cigarette taxes by as much as $2 a pack.

Bill in legislature would set $90 fine for tossing cigarette, Eugene Register-Guard, March 24 Oregon smokers may soon think twice before casually flicking their cigarette butts to the ground.

Where revenue from Oregon’s cigarette tax goes, Portland Mercury, March 17

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