Tobacco – 10/5/12


The Tobacco Technical Assistance Consortium (TTAC) has a new online course called Health Systems, which focuses on recent refinements to the Planned Care Model to better meet the needs of the patients and families, including the patient centered medical home approach. Also available are courses on Community Health Workers and Making Health Communication Strategies Work for Your Program

Reports and Articles

Cause and Effect: Tobacco Marketing Increases Youth Tobacco Use
The Tobacco Control Legal Consortium, September 2012
This publication is based on the 2012 Surgeon General’s report “Preventing Tobacco Use Among Youth and Young Adults: A Report of the Surgeon General” and discusses how tobacco companies market tobacco products to youth, and contribute to their tobacco use. It also suggests policy options that can be implemented to reduce the impact of tobacco marketing to youth at the point of sale.

Cigarette Price Increases Don’t Burden Low-Income New Yorkers, Smoking Does
Huffington Post, 10/2/12
A new study shows that low-income smokers in New York spend 25 percent of their income on cigarettes.

Many Menthol Smokers Say They Would Quit if Menthols Were No Longer Available,
Partnership for Prevention, 9/28/12
A new study released today in the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) presents the first peer-reviewed data on menthol smokers’  behavioral intention if menthol cigarettes were taken off the market, a decision pending with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Smoking Scenes on Rise in Top-Grossing Youth-Rated Movies: CDC
HealthDay, 9/27/12
Depictions of smoking in top-grossing, youth-rated movies increased in 2011, reversing a five-year decline, a new report shows.

Tobacco Interests Spent Nearly $137 Million In The Past Year To Influence Legislative Policy
Partnership for Prevention, 9/27/12
Tobacco interests spent a total of $49 million during the first 18 months of the 2011-2012 election cycle to influence elections, legislators and policies in California, according to a recent report by the American Lung Association in California’s Center for Tobacco Policy & Organizing.


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