Tobacco – April 28, 2016

Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights Updates Smokefree Lists, Maps, and Data

The organization Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights has updated a comprehensive online collection of state and local tobacco control laws. The website includes lists, maps, and data spanning laws related to clean air, e-cigarettes, restrictions on youth tobacco access, restrictions on tobacco sales and distribution, restrictions on tobacco advertising and promotion, tobacco excise taxes, and conditional use permits. States can use these tools as references for progress and opportunities in tobacco control laws.

National Behavioral Health Network for Tobacco & Cancer Control (NBHN)

Check out this infographic from NBHN that can help clinicians with their patients who suffer from physical, emotional, or substance use problems & click here to gain free access to cancer and tobacco control and prevention resources including toolkits, e-newsletters, webinars and training opportunities, virtual communities, and social media resources.

Black Lives Black Lungs: How tobacco companies led a devastating 50-year infiltration into black communities

A digital project investigating the tobacco industry’s successful targeting of the black community with menthol products. Full documentary coming out this summer.  Click here to see the 5 minute trailer.menthol

 

Tobacco Use Among Middle and High School Students — United States, 2011–2015

e-cig_young peopleCDC and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) analyzed data from the 2011–2015 National Youth Tobacco Surveys (NYTS) to determine the prevalence and trends of current (past 30-day) use of seven tobacco product types (cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco, electronic cigarettes, hookahs, pipe tobacco, and bidis among U.S. middle (grades 6–8) and high (grades 9–12) school students. According to the analysis, during 2011–2015, substantial increases in current e-cigarette use among middle and high school students were reported, resulting in an estimated total of 3.0 million middle school and high school e-cigarette users in 2015.

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