Tobacco Free Press - Table of Contents
October 2012

Secondhand Smoke

  • Smoke-free workplace leads to fewer heart attacks
  • Few U.S. smokers say secondhand smoke is very harmful
  • Smoking bans in bars help drinkers drink less too, Yale study shows
  • Smoke-free multi-unit housing global directory
  • Study: Michigan's smoke-free law business neutral (MI)
  • Minnesota marks five years smoke-free (MN)
  • New smoke-free multi-unit housing website (NY)
  • Boston set to become largest city in US to ban smoking in a public housing (MA)
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Tobacco Pricing

  • The effect of the 2012 federal transportation reauthorization bill on state and local regulation of roll your own tobacco retailers
  • A new light for roll your own tobacco fans
  • Cigarette sales fall as consumption hits record low; tax credited (MS)
  • Michigan cigar smokers may get a price break; American Cancer Society objects (MI)
  • Missouri governor candidate forum (MO)
  • Tobacco tax revenue falls by $341m (Australia)
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Other Policy

  • Medicaid coverage of tobacco-dependence treatment for pregnant women: Impact of the Affordable Care Act
  • New health policy website
  • American Heart Association launches new advocacy website,
  • NALBOH releases state-specific fact sheets on tobacco funding
  • Children's cabinet told to plan for 75 percent cut (KS)
  • Law cracks down on tobacco sales to minors (CA)
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Youth Prevention

  • Smoking scenes on rise in top-grossing youth-rated movies: CDC
  • Teen smoking linked to earlier death
  • Tobacco use by Louisiana teens is higher than national average according to TFL research (LA)
  • The invasion begins: truth® releases new Flavor Monsters mobile game
  • Teens who have excellent relationships with their parents less likely to have used marijuana, alcohol or tobacco
  • American Academy of Pediatrics Julius B. Richmond Center of Excellence now on Facebook
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Tobacco-Related Disparities in Specific Populations

  • Secondhand smoke takes big illness, expense toll
  • Sexual/gender minorities and tobacco use disorder: Implications for medical homes
  • New report on tobacco in pharmacies in Asian American neighborhoods (NY)
  • Oklahoma program targets tobacco use in black population (OK)
  • Barriers to effective tobacco-dependence treatment for the very poor (WI)
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  • Many menthol smokers say they would quit if menthols were no longer available
  • New study shows clearly that highly emotional and graphic anti-smoking advertisements increase quit attempts
  • New resource for clinician reimbursement: Tobacco coding fact sheet
  • Get ready for the Great American Smokeout with new resources from EX®
  • Navy urges better nutrition and less smoking
  • Tobacco Free Florida launches mobile website and Text2Quit service (FL)
  • Obesity, tobacco costing billions to taxpayers (MN)
  • Randolph Co. barn makes history with prevention messages (WV)
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  • Big tobacco says corrective statements go too far
  • Australia tobacco law did not infringe rights: Court (Australia)
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Tobacco Industry News

  • Smoking apps may break advertising laws
  • New Smoke-Free Alternatives Trade Association (SFATA) promoting e-cig self-regulation
  • Managing a changing tobacco category
  • Find out how much money big tobacco is spending in your district
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Health Effects of Tobacco

  • Heart attacks linked to lack of exercise, smoking, more than stress
  • Long-term study of cigarette and water pipe tobacco smoking shows knowledge gap in perceived health risks
  • Secondhand smoke linked to memory problems
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  • E-cigarettes: No smoke, but fiery debate over safety
  • Results from the 2011 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Summary of national findings
  • County Health Rankings & Roadmaps has announced the release of What Works for Health
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Save the Date

  • Webinar: A Solution for Connecting Clinical Settings and Community Resources: Electronic Referrals With Feedback For Tobacco Use, Obesity, Diabetes, and Beyond
  • Webinar: Emerging Tobacco Products
  • Webinar: Pressing the FDA on Menthol
  • Webinar: "Those Look Like Candy!": Emerging and Alternative Tobacco Products
  • Great American Smokeout
  • State of the Art Clinical Approaches to Smoking Cessation
  • CADCA's 2013 National Leadership Forum
  • Society for Research in Nicotine and Tobacco Annual Meeting
  • Clearing the Air: An Institute for Policy Advocacy, VIII
  • 2013 National Association of Local Boards of Health Annual Conference
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Job Announcements

  • Regional Noncommunicable Disease (NCD) Coordinator
  • Community Mobilization Specialist / Public Policy Liaison
  • Principal Executive / Manager F Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Section Manager
  • Health Program Specialist I (HPS I)
  • Assistant Director, Youth Activism
  • Youth Action Manager
  • Quantitative Research Scientist (Public Health Focus)
  • Project Coordinator (Req. # 37981BR)
  • Marketing Account Manager for Teen Brand
  • China Programs Associate
  • Coordinator, Tobacco Control Program
  • Project Director, Internet Tobacco Vendor Study
  • Health Education Coordinator
  • Country Director — Indonesia
  • Head of International Social Media
  • Bilingual Spanish-English Tobacco Treatment Specialist
  • Program Coordinator
  • Health Communications Coordinator
  • Policy Director
  • Country Director
  • Program Manager, West Virginia Tobacco Quitline
  • Program Coordinator
  • Director of Programs
  • Jobs at the Center for Tobacco Products (CTP), Various
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Other Announcements


  • Request for information on adopting smoke-free policies in PHAs and multifamily housing
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FDA Announcements:

  • Updated tobacco retailer education self-mailer available from FDA
  • States awarded FDA tobacco retail inspection contracts
  • Call for nominations: FDA-CTP's Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee
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