TPEP — July 29, 2011

The Idaho tobacco prevention and control program, Project Filter, has shared copies of their tobacco counter-marketing ads that have been developed in response to the Camel Snus “Break Free” ads.  These Project Filter ads have even got the tobacco industry’s attention; RJ Reynolds implemented a stipulation in their contract that Project Filter ads had to be a certain number of pages away from their ads!

The American Lung Association maintains a national listing of all 100% tobacco-free colleges and universities.  Are all the local colleges and universities you’ve worked with on here?

Articles & Reports

Council Gives Nod of Support to Tobacco Ban at County Fair, Bandon Western World, July 21, 2011 In a discussion that became heated at times, the Bandon City Council voted 4-2 last week to support a smoke-free Coos County Fair.  No cigarettes, pipes, cigars, hookahs, chewing or tobacco of any kind on the fair’s properties.

Oregon Colleges and Universities Plan to Go Smoke-Free, The Oregonian, July 25, 2011 Students are finding places to smoke increasingly scarce. By next fall, most smokers at Oregon universities will have to leave campus to light up.

Navajo Nation Council Ok’s Casino Loophole in Smoking Ban, Navajo Times, July 24, 2011 After a two-day discussion, the Navajo Nation Council approved a bill to allow smoking to continue in Navajo gaming facilities while banning its use elsewhere in public places. The bill would allow smoking at casinos until the tribe and the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority recoup the money they’ve spent building the casinos.

Return to smoking after heart attack ups death risk, Reuters, July 22, 2011 After a heart attack, quitting smoking may offer a patient more benefits than any medication, but Italian researchers say the flipside is that resuming smoking after leaving the hospital can raise the same patient’s risk of dying as much as five-fold.

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