New Data Now Available:
CDC has updated all cardiovascular disease mortality, hospitalization, and hospital discharge status data to include 2008–2010 estimates. The latest information on social determinants of health is also available. Other enhancements to the site include improved features for sharing maps with colleagues and importing maps into presentations and reports. Sample maps now are accessible on the home page to get you started. http://apps.nccd.cdc.gov/DHDSPAtlas/
The ANR Foundation announce the most recent quarterly update to the lists and maps of U.S. municipalities and states with smokefree laws now in effect.
There are quite a few milestone anniversaries to celebrate in July.
Congratulations to the following places with five, ten, and fifteen year anniversaries of their smokefree laws!
A Prescription for Health: Tobacco Free Pharmacies.
From: ChangeLab Solutions
This fact sheet outlines the health concerns associated with allowing tobacco sales at pharmacies and shows what local policymakers can do in their communities.
Reports and Articles
More Americans want smoking banned entirely
MSN Money, 7/30/13
More than one in five Americans want to ban smoking outright, a new Gallup poll shows. About 22% of those surveyed say they want the habit to become completely illegal. That’s a pretty large jump from 2007, when only 12% favored an across-the-board ban.
A new study, “Effectiveness and Tolerability of Electronic Cigarette in Real-Life: A 24-month Prospective Observational Study”, seeks to inform the healthcare and policy communities about the long-term effectiveness e-cigarettes. It concludes, “persistent long-term modifications in the smoking habit of smokers not intending to quit can be attained by using e-cigarettes”.
Appeals Court Rules Against Bloomberg Beverage Restrictions
The New York Times: July 30th, 2013
An appeals court on Tuesday unanimously upheld a decision striking down New York City’s restrictions on the sale of large, sugary drinks, dealing a serious blow to Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s hopes of reviving the rule before his term runs out