Tobacco – June 15, 2012


The Promising Practices 2012 Conference Presentations Are Online. Search for your favorite presentations; look up a session you missed to check out what was discussed; and/or if you missed the conference entirely, you still have the opportunity to view a lot of the great information that was shared.

Reports and Articles

Smoking has been banned by most major airlines for more than two decades, however nicotine addicts are still risking flight safety by sneaking a washroom smoke. This week the European Commission launched the world’s first in-flight smoking cessation card. The cards give smokers tips to support them during a smoke-free flight and then encourage them to become smoke free for life.

A study published in the June issue of the journal Nicotine and Tobacco Research, finds that 1 in 3 current college students has smoked hookah at some point; more than 50% of those students were not cigarette smokers.

In another example of the growing interest in online video, particularly to reach younger consumers, the American Legacy Foundation is sponsoring its first Web series, which comes with a Quit-Smoking sponsor. The foundation has long sought to discourage younger Americans from smoking, primarily through advertising campaigns and more recently with branded entertainment projects that involved cable channels. The goal is to reach people “who smoke half a pack a day, who’ve smoked for 10 years and are starting to feel the effects.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released The National Prevention Council Action Plan, June 2012 and Annual Status Report, 6/13/12


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