Altria Group has launched a new tobacco rights website called “Citizens for Tobacco Rights” to provide consumers with information on state and federal tobacco-related policy issues such as taxes, smoking bans, FDA regulations, flavoring bans and other regulations. Altria Group intends to empower tobacco users to take action on tobacco issues that affect them.
The National African American Tobacco Prevention Network has launched a new website with resources, events, and tobacco control news for the African American community.
The Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation updated lists and maps of municipalities and states with smoke-free laws in effect as of January 2, 2012 are now available online.
2012 Through With Chew Week Toolkit (pdf) is designed to help communities enhance their efforts in conducting a successful Through With Chew Week and Great American Spit Out.
March 21st is the 17th Annual Kick Butts Day: Visit the Kick Butts Day website to download the 2012 activity guide, access promotional materials and gear, and get ideas for an activity.
New Tobacco-Free Policy Implementation Guides:
- The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians has developed a guide to facilitate the adoption of a smoke-free housing policy for tribal housing authorities.
- The Cherokee Nation has developed a guide to implement a tobacco-free policy for city parks (pdf).