“A Journey to Recovery: What Does the Cigarette Represent?” will address how the behavioral health treatment environment has perpetuated smoking and how tobacco control efforts have largely missed this population. Anyone who has worked with someone who smokes, or battled a nicotine addiction themselves, knows that a cigarette represents more than just a habit.
The American Lung Association has released its 6th Helping Smokers Quit: Tobacco Cessation Coverage report.
- http://www.lung.org/assets/documents/publications/smoking-cessation/helping-smokers-quit-2014.pdf -
This 2014 report, as in the past, is a resource to focus media and policymakers’ attention on cessation coverage policy.
The proposed merger of the Reynolds American and Lorillard tobacco companies raises important questions that go beyond antitrust.
- http://www.tobaccofreekids.org/press_releases/post/2014_07_15_merge -
It raises important public health issues as well because it would bring together two tobacco giants with a long history of marketing to kids and deceiving the public about the deadly consequences of their products.
- http://www.lung.org/stop-smoking/tobacco-control-advocacy/reports-resources/2014/tobacco-cessation-preventive-service.pdf -
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires most health insurance plans to cover preventive services that have received an A or B grade recommendation from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). The ACA also requires these services be provided with no cost sharing for the patient, which means no copays, coinsurance or…
- http://www.prevent.org/data/files/actiontoquit/case%20study,%20opm,%20final,%207-3-14.pdf -
Today, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), in conjunction with Partnership for Prevention, is releasing a new report highlighting the Federal Employees Health Benefits program’s tobacco cessation coverage. This case study outlines the OPM’s experience offering a comprehensive tobacco cessation benefit for Federal employees, retirees and their families.
Hawaii County ordinance raising the legal age to buy tobacco products to 21 goes into effect and will be the only county in the state to prohibit tobacco sales to people younger than 21.
- http://westhawaiitoday.com/community-bulletin/new-big-island-tobacco-law-takes-effect-july-1 -
A Hawaii County ordinance raising the legal age to buy tobacco products to 21 goes into effect in less than a week and Big Island retailers are gearing up to comply with the new law.
Poisonings from the liquid that is used in electronic cigarettes is on the rise in New York state. T
- http://wrvo.org/post/liquid-e-cigarettes-resulting-more-calls-upstate-poison-control-center?utm_referrer=http%3A//m.wrvo.org/%3Futm_referrer%3D%23mobile/58160 -
They come in flavors like bubble gum, mint chip and grape, but only one swallow of liquid nicotine can make a child very, very ill, according to Michelle Caliva, head of the Upstate New York Poison Center. “E-cigarettes contain nicotine, and nicotine is toxic to children,” Caliva said. “Whether it’s in the e-cigarette or a…
CDC’s 2014 Tips From Former Smokers campaign features real people living with the affects of smoking
- https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/13288-cdc-tips-from-former-smokers?locale=en -
The latest round of Tips ads will feature new conditions including gum disease, pre-term birth and smoking with HIV. The Tips campaign has helped hundreds of thousands of smokers quit since it began in 2012. All of the people featured in the Tips ad campaign hope their stories will help other smokers quit. You can help them by…
- http://actiontoquit.org/news/rockefeller-blasts-e-cigs-marketing-saying-it-makes-kids-think-smoking-is-c/ -
Kids these days idolize teen heartthrobs like the One Direction boys and Selena Gomez. They probably don’t spend a lot of time trying to emulate silent movie stars from the 1920s.
- http://tobaccocontrol.bmj.com/content/23/4/285?etoc -
Social marketing is commonly proposed to counteract advertising and other messages that promote unhealthy products.