Tobacco – May 17, 2013


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National Native Network Releases Commercial Tobacco Prevention Guide
The National Native Network recently released a guide to help Native American communities reduce commercial tobacco use in Indian Country throughout the United States and Canada. The guide, entitled “Promising Practices for Commercial Tobacco Prevention & Control in Indian Country,” provides summaries of guidance, culturally appropriate strategies and the national MPOWER model components that public health workers can integrate in their daily use. Click here for more information or to access the guide.

National Native Commercial Tobacco Abuse Prevention Network

Click HERE for the presentation Slides from the Engaging Tribes to Raise Tobacco Taxes Webinar

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
HERE is an infographic from the National Institutes of Health portraying the effect of smoking on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

National Spit Tobacco Education Program 2013 Slogan Contest
Oral Health America is sponsoring the National Spit Tobacco Education Program 2013 slogan contest. Active Little League Baseball and Softball players up to the age of fourteen are eligible to participate by creating an original slogan that describes the hazards of tobacco use. For more information, click HERE.

Reports and Articles

RWJF: May, 2013
As smoking remains America’s leading cause of preventable death, a provocative new series of articles and essays in Tobacco Control explores a range of proposed “endgame strategies” to dramatically reduce or entirely eliminate tobacco use.

Campus Smoking Rate On the Decline
May 09, 2013   A survey conducted to gauge the success of the University’s smoking ban two years after its implementation shows promising results for those favoring a smoke-free campus.

Big tobacco and higher education
Muckety, 5/13/13
Although tobacco is banned from restaurants, bars and public airwaves, it is still embraced by many of the nation’s colleges. The industry clearly has targeted higher ed connections as one way of reaching two prime markets: young people and blacks.


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