Keeping your hospital property smoke-free: Successful strategies for effective policy enforcement and maintenance This new toolkit from The Joint Commission is designed to assist healthcare organizations in ongoing implementation and enforcement of smoke-free policies in their facilities.
Smoke-free foster care: policy options and the duty to protect. This new policy brief from The Public Health Law Center describes policy options for state and local agencies seeking to provide foster children with smoke-free living environments.
Toll of Tobacco on Women and Girls: State-Specific Data for Mother’s Day, The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. These fact sheets could be used for special Mother’s Day press releases, newspaper columns, op-ed pieces, and Letters to the Editor, or to publicize local tobacco control measures.
Articles & Reports
Oregon House approves tighter limits on smoke shops, hookah lounges, The Oregonian, April 28, 2011 House Bill 2726 would allow the 26 certified smoke shops, cigar lounges and hookah lounges to continue operating but put stiff restrictions on the type of smoke shops that could open in the future. Any new shops would be prohibited from offering video lottery, selling food or alcohol, and would have a maximum seating capacity of four persons.
Tobacco Control’s May issue is all about the environmental impact of cigarette butts. All articles in this issue are open access, and highlights include:
- Smoke-free college campuses: no ifs, ands or toxic butts
- Tobacco and cigarette butt consumption in humans and animals
- Tobacco litter costs and public policy: a framework and methodology for considering the use of fees to offset abatement costs
FDA to Regulate E-Cigarettes As Tobacco Products Associated Press, April 25, 2011
The Food and Drug Administration said Monday it plans to regulate smokeless electronic cigarettes as tobacco products and won’t try to regulate them under stricter rules for drug-delivery devices.
- FDA statement (April 25)
- Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids statement
- U.S. to regulate electronic cigarettes as tobacco (Reuters, April 26)
Studies show e-cigarettes aren’t what they seem, NewsChannel 5 (TN), April 25, 2011 A pair of studies found that e-cigarettes did not deliver nicotine, despite claiming to do so.
Navajo Nation President awaits word on smoking ban, Associated Press, April 28, 2011 Navajo President has signed an executive order banning commercial tobacco in public places, but the order won’t go into effect without approval from the tribe’s attorney general.
Smoking ban starts Sunday at Lake County Senior Public Housing, Chicago Daily Herald, April 28, 2011 Lake County Housing Authority says the no-smoking policy for the senior buildings is the first step in a plan that will be enacted for all of the agency’s low-income properties.
Affordable housing providers join smoke-free trend, PR Newswire, April 28, 2011 Nine Seattle/King County housing providers – including Seattle Housing Authority, King County Housing Authority, and Housing Resources Group – are developing no-smoking policies for their properties.
The changing marketing of smokeless tobacco in magazine advertisements, Nicotine & Tobacco Research, March 2011 While ads catered to men and other “traditional” smokeless tobacco period during the study period, a greater percentage of smokeless tobacco ads were found in 2005-2006, and the newer ads were more likely to appeal to women and others who may not already use smokeless tobacco.