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 »
CDC Launches Tips from Former Smokers 2013 Campaign
CDC's Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) has launched the second round of the Tips From Former Smokers campaign. Beginning April 1, ads featuring new participants with a wide range of tobacco-related health conditions will run for at least 12 weeks through various media outlets nationwide. Visit the Tips website for information on how your local health department can leverage the campaign using FREE resources available for download, including new ads, sample press releases, Spanish-language materials, website badges and buttons, and more.
Tips from Former Smokers
NACCHO Signs Citizen Petition on Menthol Cigarettes
Under the leadership of the Tobacco Control Legal Consortium, NACCHO joined a citizen petition submitted to the FDA to prohibit menthol in cigarettes. The petition states "When menthol cigarettes are the source of addiction for nearly half of all adolescent smokers; when menthol increases the palatability and attractiveness of smoking to both youth and racial and ethnic populations; and when menthol clearly increases the difficulty of quitting smoking, there can be no justification for further delay in eliminating the special treatment of the most harmful of cigarette flavor additives."
CDC Releases Results of Study of Secondhand Smoke in Public Housing
A new study from CDC estimates annual cost savings from eliminating smoking in all U.S. subsidized housing would be $521 million. This is the first study to estimate the costs that could be saved by implementing voluntary smoke-free policies in subsidized housing, including public housing and other rental assistance programs. The bulk of those annual savings - $341 million - would come from reduced health care expenditures related to secondhand smoke.
Action Guide for Building Successful and Sustainable Local Cancer Control Coalitions
NACCHO's Chronic Disease Team is pleased to release its new action guide to help LHDs build capacity for local implementation of Comprehensive Cancer Control coalitions. Based on the results of NACCHO's 2011-2012 Cancer Control in Local Health Departments Assessment, the action guide contains lessons learned from local health officials who have successfully implemented local coalitions to reduce the cancer burden in their communities. To download the Action Guide, please click here.
Share Successful Tools with Others
NACCHO is looking for tobacco control and prevention tools for our Toolbox, a free, online collection of local public health resources produced by members of the public health community. Examples of tools include presentations, fact sheets, drills, evaluations, protocols, templates, reports, case examples, or training materials. To submit a tool, please contact Amy Henes.