Tobacco Prevention and Control
Through the Tobacco Prevention and Control project, NACCHO aims to provide local health departments (LHDs) with resources to reduce the impact of tobacco in their communities and works collaboratively with partners to ensure the integration of national, state, and local tobacco control efforts. More »
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New NACCHO/ASTHO Resource: Archived Webinar Recording on State and Local Experiences with CDC Tips Campaign to Support the Recommendations from the Surgeon General's Report
If you missed the recent webinar co-sponsored by NACCHO and ASTHO, which featured the Acting Surgeon General of the United States, the webinar archive is now available. The webinar included an overview of key recommendations from the Surgeon General's Report, as well as experiences from the state and local levels on opportunities for leveraging the Tips from Former Smokers Campaign to support sustained tobacco prevention and control media efforts.
Below are resources related to the webinar:
There are no scheduled webinars at the moment.
CDC MMWR: Calls to Poison Centers for Exposures to Electronic Cigarettes — United States, September 2010–February 2014
A newly released Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) reveals that the number of calls to poison centers involving e-cigarette liquids containing nicotine increased from one per month in September 2010 to 215 per month in February 2014. See the press release and the complete article for more information.
CDC Tips From Former Smokers Campaign Released
On February 3, CDC launched its 2014 Tips from Former Smokers (Tips) Campaign - a national tobacco media campaign designed to encourage smokers to quit by featuring former smokers and their long-term health issues as a result of smoking. Click here for more information on the 2014 Tips campaign. Also, take a look at this video showcasing three Tips ad participants and their experiences regarding the Tips campaign.