Tobacco – December 7, 2012

Resources

The Housing and Urban Development Department (HUD) has extended the deadline to January 22, 2013 for the public to provide input on how HUD can best continue to support the adoption and implementation of smoke-free policies in public housing agencies and multifamily housing. HUD is seeking information on best practices and practical strategies from housing providers who have implemented smoke-free policies, ideas for overcoming potential obstacles to implementing a smoke-free policy and methods for supporting residents, and housing providers in transitioning to smoke-free housing.

Legacy recently issued a new fact sheet on LGBT communities and smoking

Reports and Articles

Teens May Buy Less Tobacco When Displays Are Hidden
Reuters, 12/3/2012
A new study conducted using a virtual reality game suggests teens may be less likely to try to buy cigarettes at convenience stories if they aren’t sold in plain sight behind the counter.

The American Lung Association’s just-released annual report “Helping Smokers Quit: Tobacco Cessation Coverage 2012,” finds that the federal and state governments still need to do more to help smokers quit; despite the reality that helping smokers quit saves both lives and money.

 

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