Intermountain Healthcare in Utah is going 100% tobacco-free on all their hospital and clinic grounds. They put together this music video, featuring local physician rock band the Rok Dox to help spread the word.
“Get up every mornin’/Read the Surgeon General’s warnin’/Take the I-15 into the city/Intermountain policy makes our campuses smokefree/ The air is gonna smell pretty!”
The American Legacy Foundation announced a call for nominations for the 2011 Community Activist Award, which recognizes the outstanding contributions of an individual to tobacco prevention and cessation projects in his or her own community. To submit a nomination, visit http://www.legacyforhealth.org/caa.aspx
State Legislated Actions on Tobacco Control 2010, The American Lung Association, June 29, 2011 The updated annual summary of state tobacco control laws is now available.
Smokefree Lists, Maps, and Data – July 2011 update to US municipalities and states with smokefree laws now in effect from the ANR Foundation.
New Become-an-Ex resource from Legacy: the “tear-off” flyer can be downloaded and printed and is perfect for community bulletin boards, office kitchens, breakrooms, and other similar settings.
Articles & Reports
Smoking banned in Everett’s public housing, Everett (WA) Herald, July 4, 2011 All Everett Housing Authority units are now smokefree. Health concerns and costs related to smoking prompted the change.
Grisly Labels Not So Scary for Cigarette Sales, ABC News, July 7, 2011 The nation’s top tobacco companies’ sales aren’t expected to go up in smoke despite new warning labels that are set to appear on US cigarette packs next year.
Firing Up Tobacco Sales – Without the Smoke, Wall Street Journal, July 4, 2011 As cigarette smoking continues to decline in the US, Reynolds American Inc. Chief Executive Daniel Delen wants Americans to consider new ways to consume tobacco.