Tobacco – July 14, 2016


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Youth marijuana use prevention campaign

Oregon Health Authority launched the youth marijuana use prevention campaign. The Stay True To You campaign that includes a website, posters, videos and audio spots aims at persuading young people to stay away from marijuana.

Estimating the Impact of Raising Prices and Eliminating Discounts on Cigarette Smoking

CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) recently released a tobacco-related article in the July/August 2016 edition of Public Health Reports titled “Estimating the impact of raising prices and eliminating discounts on cigarette smoking prevalence in the United States.” The study modeled the impact of three cigarette price scenarios on smoking prevalence among youth aged 12–17 years, young adults aged 18–25 years, and adults aged >26 years. The study found that each price scenario would substantially reduce cigarette smoking prevalence and smoking-related deaths, especially among youth and young adults.

CVS is doing well and doing good 

CVSCVS shows that consumers – especially young ones – want to associate with brands that share their values. By helping to limit access to tobacco and by communicating with teens and young adults, CVS is helping to empower this generation to end tobacco use for good. Read more..

Stalled Progress in Statewide Comprehensive Smoke-Free Laws and Cigarette Excise Taxes, United States, 2000–2014

Increasing tobacco excise taxes and implementing comprehensive smoke-free laws are two of the most effective population-level strategies to reduce tobacco use, prevent tobacco use initiation, and protect nonsmokers from secondhand smoke. Read this article about a CDC study that examined state laws related to smoke-free buildings and to cigarette excise taxes from 2000 through 2014 to see how implementation of these laws from 2000 through 2009 differs from implementation in more recent years (2010–2014).

Updates Tobacco-Free Policy Resources to Recognize 10-Year Anniversary of Surgeon General’s Report on Secondhand Smoke

To commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the landmark 2006 Surgeon General’s Report, The Health Consequences of Involuntary Exposure to Secondhand Smoke, the Tobacco Control Legal Consortium released updated versions of its tobacco-free policy guides, Regulating Tobacco Use Outdoors and Adopting Tobacco-free Policies on Campuses. The 2006 report concluded that there is no safe level of secondhand smoke exposure, which has informed continued tobacco control and prevention efforts to reduce the burden of secondhand smoke exposure in the United States.

Using creativity to save lives

Teens have the power to use their own unique style and creativity to spark conversations and drive change. By using that creativity, they can become the first generation to end smoking for good. Read more…



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