Resources and Links for STEPP Grantees

Nuts and Bolts

CDPHE website

COprevent

Tobacco Collaborative Google Group (found on COprevent, under A35 tab)

Tobacco Grantee Calendar (found on CO Prevent, under A35 tab)

Fulfillment Center

Tobacco Review Committee

Core Tobacco Information

Tobacco Education, Prevention, and Cessation Strategic Plan 2012-2020

Colorado 10 Winnable battles

Colorado Tobacco Best Practices

TTAC - Tobacco 101 (Tobacco Technical Assistance Consortium)

CDC tobacco page

CDC Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs—2007

The Basics of Tobacco Control: Pathway to Change

Ending the Tobacco Problem: A Blueprint for the Nation

Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids

A Framework for Public Health Action: The Health Impact Pyramid

The Community Guide: What works to Promote Health/ Reducing Tobacco Use and Secondhand Smoke Exposure

Policy

Information on Tobacco Retail Licensing

Tobacco Control Legal Consortium

ChangeLab Solutions

ALA - SLATI (State Legislated Actions on Tobacco Issues)

Reducing Illegal Tobacco Sales to Minors

Retail Licensing Infographic

OSH  Point-of-Sale Strategies Webinar: Engaging Youth in Tobacco Point-of-Sale Assessment

Cessation & Health Systems Change

Colorado QuitLine

Colorado QuitLine (fact sheet, services for Medicaid and pregnant patients)

Colorado QuitLine Facebook Page

Colorado QuitLine on Twitter

E-Cigarettes (one-sheet overview)

The Guide to Community Preventive Services - What works to promote health - Cessation

Smoking Cessation Leadership Center

NAQC (North American Quitline Consortium)

ATTUD (Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence)

Tools to Help Pregnant Women Quit Smoking Webinar

Smoking Cessation for Persons with Mental Illness

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: Systems Change: Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence based on the Public Health Service (PHS) Clinical Practice Guideline - 2008 Update

CDC: A Practical Guide to Working with Health-Care Systems on Tobacco-Use Treatment

Partnership for Prevention: Working with Healthcare Delivery Systems to Improve the Delivery of Tobacco-Use Treatments to Patients - An Action Guide

Action to Quit: Hospital Tobacco Control Resources

SBIRT Colorado

Health TeamWorks: Tobacco Program (Colorado Clinical Guideline download)

Colorado Medicaid Tool Kit for Providers: Addressing Tobacco Cessation

CMS Tobacco Cessation Guidelines for Medicare

MS Tobacco Cessation Counseling  MLN Matters Number: MM3834C

Online CME Opportunity: Free Webinar for Health Care Providers Helping Smokers Quit

Multi-State Cessation Collaborative

American Academy of Family Physicians: Integrating Tobacco Cessation into Electronic Health Records

HITECH portion of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act

Quit Tobacco-Make Everyone Proud

Youth

Colorado 9 to 25

Smoke Free Teens

Youth Partnership for Health Guide to Positive Youth

CDC Best Practices User Guide: Youth Engagement—State and Community Interventions

FDA rules and Guidance Updates

Surgeon General Report on Preventing Tobacco use among Youth and Young Adults (2012) Executive Summary

Link to 2012 SG Report on Youth and Young Adult Exec Summary

Counter Tobacco

Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids

Legacy Foundation

Truth Campaign

OSH  Point-of-Sale Strategies Webinar: Engaging Youth in Tobacco Point-of-Sale Assessment

Secondhand Smoke

2010 Surgeon General's Report—How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease: The Biology and Behavioral Basis for Smoking-Attributable Disease

Smoke Free College Campuses, Institute of Medicine, Ending the Tobacco Problem (Free PDF)

Housing and Urban Development, NEW SMOKE-FREE HOUSING TOOLS (2012)

The Community Guide - Reducing Exposure to Environmental Tobacco Smoke: Smoking Bans and Restrictions

SmokeFreeColorado

Nuts and Bolts

CDPHE website

http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/CDPHE-Main/CBON/1251583470000

COprevent

http://www.coprevent.org/

Tobacco Collaborative Google Group (found on COprevent, under A35 tab)

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/tobacco-collaborative

Tobacco Grantee Calendar (found on CO Prevent, under A35 tab)

https://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=tom.valand1%40gmail.com&ctz=America/Denver

Fulfillment Center

http://www.cohealthresources.org

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) Online Resource Center. The materials on this web site are provided to you by the CDPHE's Prevention Services Division. You can access numerous products and the latest campaign support materials that focus on healthy living choices, including promoting chronic disease prevention and management. FREE patient education materials on tobacco cessation and the Colorado QuitLine (posters, brochures, toolkits, etc.) can be ordered from our fulfillment center

Tobacco Review Committee

http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/CDPHE-PSD/CBON/1251629840525

The Tobacco Education, Prevention, and Cessation Grant Program Review Committee (“Review Committee”) was created in 2005 by Amendment 35 (House Bill 05-1262) with the responsibility for “ensuring that program priorities are established consistent with the Colorado tobacco prevention and control strategic plan, overseeing program strategies and activities, and ensuring that the program grants are in compliance with Section 25-3.5-805” of the Colorado Revised Statutes (C.R.S.). (C.R.S. 25-3.5-804 (5))

Core Tobacco Information

Tobacco Education, Prevention, and Cessation Strategic Plan 2012-2020 

http://www.coprevent.org/2012/03/tobacco-education-prevention-and.html

Working with stakeholders from across Colorado, the Committee put together the comprehensive plan aimed at preventing and reducing tobacco use.

The purpose of the Amendment 35 Colorado Tobacco Education, Prevention and Cessation Plan

2012–2020 is to:

Colorado 10 Winnable battles

http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/CDPHE-Main/CBON/1251628821910

To keep pace with emerging public health challenges, to address the leading causes of death and disability, and to improve, protect and preserve our environment and natural resources, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment initiated an effort to achieve measurable impact quickly in a few areas. Colorado's 10 Winnable Battles are public health and environmental priorities with large-scale impact on health and the environment, and with known, effective strategies to address them.

Colorado Tobacco Best Practices

http://www.coprevent.org/2011/10/colorado-best-practices-in-tobacco.html

 

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's Jill Bednareck and Stephanie Walton recently made a presentation to the Colorado Tobacco Review Committee addressing Best Practices in Tobacco Control. It was an insightful and comprehensive presentation - especially with the historical data on the direct impact of tax increases as applied historically in Colorado on smoking prevalence.

TTAC - Tobacco 101 (Tobacco Technical Assistance Consortium)

http://www.ttac.org/services/Tobacco_101/index.html

 

The Tobacco 101 Version 3 Training Kit provides all the materials needed to conduct a two-day training for public health practitioners who want the information and tools necessary to understand tobacco control programs and the strategies used to reduce tobacco use.

CDC tobacco page

http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/index.htm

CDC Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs—2007

http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/stateandcommunity/best_practices/index.htm

CDC's Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs—2007 is an evidence-based guide to help states plan and establish effective tobacco control programs to prevent and reduce tobacco use.

                                                    

This document updates Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs, August 1999. This updated edition describes an integrated programmatic structure for implementing interventions proven to be effective and provides the recommended level of state investment to reach these goals and reduce tobacco use in each state.

The Basics of Tobacco Control: Pathway to Change

http://www.ttac.org/services/botc/TTACindex.htm

Pathway to Change is a comprehensive tobacco control resource that includes information, strategies, and tools to help individuals and local, state, and national organizations with their tobacco control efforts. It can be used to provide new hires with a comprehensive orientation to the tobacco control issue as well as by seasoned professionals who need a quick, easy way to access the latest tobacco control resources, websites, and information. BOTC was recognized with the 2004 International Award of Excellence in Online Training and Tutorials from the Society for Technical Communication.

Ending the Tobacco Problem: A Blueprint for the Nation

http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=11795#description

 

Ending the Tobacco Problem generates a blueprint for the nation in the struggle to reduce tobacco use. The report reviews effective prevention and treatment interventions and considers a set of new tobacco control policies for adoption by federal and state governments. Carefully constructed with two distinct parts, the book first provides background information on the history and nature of tobacco use, developing the context for the policy blueprint proposed in the second half of the report. The report documents the extraordinary growth of tobacco use during the first half of the 20th century as well as its subsequent reversal in the mid-1960s (in the wake of findings from the Surgeon General). It also reviews the addictive properties of nicotine, delving into the factors that make it so difficult for people to quit and examines recent trends in tobacco use. In addition, an overview of the development of governmental and nongovernmental tobacco control efforts is provided.

Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids

http://www.tobaccofreekids.org/

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is a leading force in the fight to reduce tobacco use and its deadly toll in the United States and around the world. Our vision: A future free of the death and disease caused by tobacco.

We work to save lives by advocating for public policies that prevent kids from smoking, help smokers quit and protect everyone from secondhand smoke.

A Framework for Public Health Action: The Health Impact Pyramid

http://www.idph.state.ia.us/adper/common/pdf/healthy_iowans/health_pyramid.pdf

Thomas R. Frieden, MD, MPH: A 5-tier pyramid best describes the impact of different types of public health interventions and provides a framework to improve health.

The Community Guide: What works to Promote Health/ Reducing Tobacco Use and Secondhand Smoke Exposure

http://www.thecommunityguide.org/tobacco/index.html

The Community Guide includes systematic reviews of interventions in the following areas:

Policy

Information on Tobacco Retail Licensing

http://www.publichealthlawcenter.org/sites/default/files/resources/tclc-fs-retailers-2010_0.pdf

On June 22, 2009, President Barack Obama signed into law the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, giving the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) comprehensive authority to regulate the manufacturing, marketing, and sale of tobacco products. The Act represents the most sweeping action taken to date to reduce what remains the leading preventable cause of death in the United States.

In addition to granting the FDA power to establish tobacco product standards, the new law gives the agency wide-ranging authority to regulate tobacco product marketing and advertising. The Act leaves state and local governments free to restrict the sale, distribution and possession of tobacco products. State and local governments are considering appropriate measures they can take to regulate the retail sale of tobacco products. The Tobacco Control Legal Consortium, a collaborative network of legal centers, has prepared this summary of guidelines and drafting tips to help governments identify strategies for regulating tobacco retailers and potential ways these strategies might be limited by federal law.

Tobacco Control Legal Consortium

http://publichealthlawcenter.org/programs/tobacco-control-legal-consortium

The Tobacco Control Legal Consortium is America’s award-winning legal network for tobacco control policy. Drawing on experts in its eight affiliated legal centers, the Consortium works to assist communities with tobacco law-related issues, ranging from smoke-free policies to tobacco control funding laws to regulation of flavored cigarettes.

The Consortium’s team of legal and policy specialists provides legislative drafting and policy assistance to community leaders and public health organizations.  We are experts in designing, enacting and implementing laws that are evidence-based, workable, effective and legally sound.

We come to the aid of state and municipal attorneys with legal research and analysis when tobacco control laws are challenged, and write influential friend-of-the-court (amicus curiae) legal briefs in key tobacco cases before the highest courts of the nation.

ChangeLab Solutions

http://changelabsolutions.org/

At ChangeLab Solutions (formerly Public Health Law & Policy), we believe achieving the common good means everyone has

In California alone, our work in tobacco control has helped save $86 billion in healthcare costs and resulted in 25 percent fewer tobacco-related deaths. That’s just one area where we create solutions and help save money — just imagine how, working together, we can improve your community’s health, too! Our website is packed with model policies, how-to guides, fact sheets, and other policy tools. Be sure to check out the TOOLS tab to search our full library of resources. You can also select a topic area from the four at the top of the page — Healthy Planning, Tobacco Control, Childhood Obesity, Healthy Housing — and explore the TOOLS tab in that section for resources organized by more specific categories.

ALA - SLATI (State Legislated Actions on Tobacco Issues)

http://www.lungusa2.org/slati/

The American Lung Association's Tobacco Policy Project/State Legislated Actions on Tobacco Issues (SLATI) website. This website is home to the online version of SLATI, which tracks state tobacco control laws, such as restrictions on smoking in public places and workplaces and tobacco taxes, on an ongoing basis. It is the only comprehensive and up-to-date summary of tobacco control laws in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Reducing Illegal Tobacco Sales to Minors

https://docs.google.com/open?id=0By3887mRWf80dk8xc293MVJVSFk

 

Policy Recommendations from the Youth Smoking Prevention Stakeholder Group. CDPHE presented eight policy options to the stakeholder group for consideration. The policies were developed according to evidence-based practices, a review of current literature, and previous work in Colorado on a model tobacco control law. Policy options were also based on potential public health benefit and political feasibility in Colorado.

Retail Licensing Infographic

https://docs.google.com/open?id=0By3887mRWf80bWNCc2FTNF9uNEE

 

Infographic displaying the benefits of Tobacco Licensing

OSH  Point-of-Sale Strategies Webinar: Engaging Youth in Tobacco Point-of-Sale Assessment

https://docs.google.com/open?id=0By3887mRWf80bW9sU3N4cmQxa1U

 

These slides were part of a presentation held on Tuesday, November 27, 2012, and featured Thomas Carton and Megan Tulikangas from the Louisiana Public Health Institute.  Their presentation described how the Louisiana Tobacco Free Living program conceptualized, planned, and implemented a youth advocacy program that mobilized youth and young adults to collect and share data on the tobacco retail environment, with the goal of educating the community and policymakers about tobacco merchandising. 

Cessation & Health Systems Change

Colorado QuitLine

http://coQuitLine.org

 

The Colorado QuitLine is a FREE telephone-based coaching program available to Colorado

residents 15 years of age and older who are ready to quit smoking. Clients who call the QuitLine will be asked a few basic questions to enroll in the program. Once enrolled, they will be connected with a trained quit coach who will provide tailored support to help them quit smoking.

 

Free nicotine replacement therapy (patches or gum ) is available to smokers 18 years of age and over and medically eligible. A prescription for nicotine replacement therapy is required for smokers who are pregnant and/or have uncontrolled high blood pressure or heart disease.

Colorado QuitLine (fact sheet, services for Medicaid and pregnant patients)

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B6v-Inswg-rPcjQzRDlQSzdFVU0/edit?pli=1

 

Colorado QuitLine Facebook Page

https://www.facebook.com/QuitLineCO

Colorado QuitLine on Twitter

https://twitter.com/QuitLineCO

E-Cigarettes (one-sheet overview)

https://docs.google.com/a/state.co.us/file/d/0B2SwPmJdvRbYZDM3NDI5NmEtNDk0Ny00MmRkLTlkNzktNmYzNzg3OTViOTZk/edit

The Guide to Community Preventive Services - What works to promote health - Cessation

http://www.thecommunityguide.org/tobacco/cessation/index.html

These interventions are designed to increase the number of people who stop using tobacco. Approaches range from providing support to people who are trying to quit to increasing the cost of tobacco products.

Interventions reviewed by the Community Guide, with Task Force findings for each (definitions of findings):

Increasing the Unit Price of Tobacco Products

 

Internet-Based Interventions

 

Mass Media Campaigns when Combined with Other Interventions

 

Mass Media - Cessation Series

 

Mass Media - Cessation Contests

 

Mobile Phone-Based Interventions

 

Provider Reminders when Used Alone

 

Provider Reminders with Provider Education

 

Provider Education when Used Alone

 

Provider Education when Used Alone

 

Quitline Interventions

 

Reducing Out-of-Pocket Costs for Evidence-Based Cessation Treatments

Smoking Cessation Leadership Center

http://smokingcessationleadership.ucsf.edu/

The Smoking Cessation Leadership Center (SCLC) is a national program office of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Significant support is also provided by the American Legacy Foundation. SCLC aims to increase smoking cessation rates and increase the number of health professionals who help smokers quit. The Center creates partnerships for results with a variety of groups and institutions to develop and implement action plans around smoking cessation. Partnerships with dental hygienists, nurses, pharmacists, emergency physicians, hospitals, labor unions, family physicians, the Veterans Health Administration, and myriad other groups all lead toward the same goal: saving lives by increasing cessation rates and cessation interventions.

NAQC (North American Quitline Consortium)

http://www.naquitline.org/

 

The North American Quitline Consortium (NAQC) is an international, non-profit membership organization based in Oakland, California that seeks to promote evidence based quitline services across diverse communities in North America.

ATTUD (Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence)

http://www.attud.org

 

ATTUD is an organization of providers dedicated to the promotion of and increased access to evidence-based tobacco treatment for the tobacco user.

Tools to Help Pregnant Women Quit Smoking Webinar

https://docs.google.com/a/state.co.us/file/d/0B9jHm5oZD78FZmQ4MmNlMWUtYjEyNC00OTI4LTkzMWQtNmExZjAyZmJlNDU4/edit?hl=en_US#

The Tools to Help Pregnant Women Quit Smoking Webinar was originally presented by Dr. Heather LaChance on October 19th, 2011 and was hosted by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.  This webinar provided essentials of smoking cessation for prenatal and postpartum women.  This seminar discussed how smoking impacts mothers’ and infants’ health, and will detail the dangers of second-hand smoke.  It also reviewed the treatment options for smoking cessation, including pharmacotherapy, best practices and brief motivational counseling options.  Topics included specific counseling strategies to motivate smokers and the tools to work with smokers who are ready to quit.  Finally, information addressed prenatal tobacco cessation campaigns and materials designed to inspire smokers to engage in smoking cessation.

Smoking Cessation for Persons with Mental Illness

www.tcln.org/bea/docs/Quit_MHToolkit.pdf

This toolkit was developed for a broad continuum of mental health providers. Materials are intended

for direct providers, as well as administrators and behavioral health organizations.

The toolkit contains a variety of information and step-by-step instruction about:

• Low burden means of assessing readiness to quit

• Possible treatments

• Referral to Colorado community resources

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: Systems Change: Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence based on the Public Health Service (PHS) Clinical Practice Guideline - 2008 Update

http://www.ahrq.gov/clinic/tobacco/systems.htm

Systems change describes specific strategies that health care administrators, managed care organizations, and purchasers of health plans can implement to treat tobacco dependence. These strategies include implementing a tobacco-user identification system; providing training, resources, and feedback; dedicating staff to provide tobacco dependence treatments and assessing delivery of treatment in staff performance evaluations; and promoting hospital policies that support and provide tobacco dependence services.

CDC: A Practical Guide to Working with Health-Care Systems on Tobacco-Use Treatment

http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/quit_smoking/cessation/practical_guide/index.htm

A Practical Guide to Working with Health-Care Systems on Tobacco-Use Treatment was designed with two goals in mind—                

Partnership for Prevention: Working with Healthcare Delivery Systems to Improve the Delivery of Tobacco-Use Treatments to Patients - An Action Guide

http://www.prevent.org/The-Community-Health-Promotion-Handbook/Healthcare-Provider-Reminder-Systems.aspx

This Action Guide provides information on the resources and key steps to work with healthcare delivery systems to improve the delivery of tobacco-use treatment to patients. Tobacco-use screening and brief intervention is ranked among the most effective clinical preventive services. Strategies that create systems in healthcare settings are successful in helping improve the delivery of this service. One such strategy involves creating a system that prompts healthcare providers to identify tobacco-using patients and to advise those patients against tobacco use at every visit. Healthcare providers are educated on how to treat patients who use tobacco and patients receive materials to educate and motivate them to quit and remain abstinent. This strategy can be used in various healthcare delivery systems, such as private practices, managed care organizations, hospitals, or public health clinics, and can involve a variety of healthcare provider specialties.

Action to Quit: Hospital Tobacco Control Resources

http://www.actiontoquit.org/hospital_cessation

Partnership for Prevention’s ActionToQuit initiative advocates that all hospitals and health systems in the U.S. contribute to the public’s health by making tobacco cessation a priority. Specifically, we propose that all patients be screened for tobacco as a standard practice and tobacco users be offered cessation treatment and follow-up support to help them quit and remain smoke-free. While this is currently a policy in some health systems, by and large it is not routine procedure in spite of broad agreement that tobacco cessation treatments are both effective and cost-effective.

SBIRT Colorado

http://www.improvinghealthcolorado.org/

WHAT IS SBIRT—SCREENING, BRIEF INTERVENTION AND REFERRAL TO TREATMENT?

A comprehensive, integrated, public health approach based on universal screenings, SBIRT creates awareness about America's number one preventable health issue---substance use.

• Standardized screenings serve as a powerful education tool about the health consequences of substance use

• Alcohol and other drug use can affect a person’s health and general well-being, and research shows SBIRT can motivate people to change their behavior

• Proven to reduce the number of people who move from substance use to abuse and addiction

• The benefits of the practice extend well beyond the user—to family, employers, law enforcement and the healthcare industry

Health TeamWorks: Tobacco Program (Colorado Clinical Guideline download) 

http://www.healthteamworks.org/guidelines/tobacco.html

HealthTeamWorks was founded as the Colorado Clinical Guidelines Collaborative (CCGC) to convene stakeholders to create evidence-based clinical guidelines for Colorado providers. As the organization expands its mission, we continue to develop new and revised guidelines as the foundation of quality care.

When incorporated into practice using tracking forms, registries, electronic health records and work-flow redesign to maximize the abilities of the healthcare team, clinical guidelines support efficient, quality care.

Colorado Medicaid Tool Kit for Providers: Addressing Tobacco Cessation 

http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/HCPF/HCPF/1251607707486

The Department of Health Care Policy and Financing is committed to improving the health of our clients through effective screening, diagnosis, treatment and referral.  These tool kits provide guidance on how to document and address issues of health promotion in Medicaid/CHP+ clients.

CMS Tobacco Cessation Guidelines for Medicare

https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Medicare-Learning-Network-MLN/MLNProducts/downloads//smoking.pdf

The summary of information presented in  this  brochure is intended for Medicare Fee-For-Service  physicians, providers, suppliers, and other healthcare professionals who furnish or provide referrals for and/or file claims for the Medicare covered preventive benefit discussed in this brochure

MS Tobacco Cessation Counseling  MLN Matters Number: MM3834C 

http://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Medicare-Learning-Network-MLN/MLNMattersArticles/downloads//MM3834.pdf

Online CME Opportunity: Free Webinar for Health Care Providers Helping Smokers Quit

 http://www.coprevent.org/2012/06/free-webinar-for-health-care-providers.html

Health care providers and professionals working with patients to quit smoking have access to a free webinar covering the essentials of smoking cessation.

Dr. Amy Lukowski, Clinical Director at National Jewish Health, discusses how smoking impacts patients' health and review the treatment options for smoking cessation, including pharmacotherapy, best practices and brief motivational counseling options. The webinar presents specific counseling strategies to motivate smokers and the tools to work with smokers who are ready to quit. Find out about the Colorado QuitLine and other resources available to support and inspire smokers to quit.

Multi-State Cessation Collaborative  

http://www.multistatecessationcollaborative.org/

The Collaborative is focused is on supporting policy and sustainable systems changes in healthcare as powerful strategies to implement the PHS Guideline recommendations. As underscored in the Practical Guide, our collective experience also demonstrates the necessary and invaluable role of partnerships with leading health care organizations in each state, as well as with Medicaid and other insurers, to effect real change to treat tobacco use and dependence.

American Academy of Family Physicians: Integrating Tobacco Cessation into Electronic Health Records

http://www.aafp.org/online/etc/medialib/aafp_org/documents/clinical/pub_health/askact/ehrs.Par.0001.File.tmp/AAEHRSheet2010.pdf

HITECH portion of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act

http://www.healthit.hhs.gov

Quit Tobacco-Make Everyone Proud

http://www.ucanquit2.org/ (Military)

Quit Tobacco—Make Everyone Proud is an educational campaign for the U.S. military, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense. Launched in February of 2007, the mission of the campaign Web site is to help U.S. service members and Veterans enrolled for care in the VA health care system quit tobacco—for themselves and for the people they love.

The award-winning Web site provides the opportunity to learn more about tobacco cessation, develop a personalized plan for quitting, create a personal or public blog, and get live online help around the clock. Contact an expert coach to get answers about quitting tobacco, join a real-time group chat with a coach, or chat with others who are working to become tobacco free.

Youth

Colorado 9 to 25

http://co9to25.org/

Colorado 9to25 is a collective, action-oriented group of Colorado youth and adults working in partnership to align efforts and achieve positive outcomes for all youth, ages 9-25, so they can reach their full potential.

CO9to25.org is Colorado’s clearinghouse for ‘all things adolescent health.’ This site has been developed to provide resources and information on a variety of youth-related topics, while also connecting statewide initiatives that promote the health and well-being of all Colorado youth between the ages of 9 and 25.

Smoke Free Teens

www.teen.smokefree.gov

This site is designed and run by the National Cancer Institute, to assist teens in taking control of their health; designed to help teens understand the decisions they  make—especially the decision to quit smoking—and how those decisions fit into their life.

Youth Partnership for Health Guide to Positive Youth

http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/Best-Practices-V2/BPV/1216461739040

PYD is an approach, not a program, that guides communities in the way they organize services, opportunities and supports so that young people can be engaged and reach their full potential." [1] It is a paradigm shift in the way to work with youth. Youth must be seen as resources, instead of problems to fix.

CDC Best Practices User Guide: Youth Engagement—State and Community Interventions

http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/stateandcommunity/bp_userguide_youth/index.htm

This guide will provide tobacco control program managers with information on the best practices for engaging youth as a part of a comprehensive program. Youth involvement can lead to important policy and social norm changes, and advance the fight against pro-tobacco influences.

FDA rules and Guidance Updates

http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/stateandcommunity/fda/index.htm

As part of the recently enacted Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act

(PDF—483.24 KB), the FDA regulation of tobacco products immediately removes most federal pre-emption constraints on the ability of states and communities to restrict the time, manner, and place of tobacco advertising and promotions.

Surgeon General Report on Preventing Tobacco use among Youth and Young Adults (2012) Executive Summary

http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/library/reports/preventing-youth-tobacco-use/exec-summary.pdf

This Surgeon General’s report examines in detail the epidemiology, health effects, and causes of tobacco use among youth ages 12 through 17 and young adults ages 18 through 25. For the first time tobacco data on young adults as a discrete population has been explored. This is because nearly all tobacco use begins in youth and young adulthood, and because young adults are a prime target for tobacco advertising and marketing activities. This report also highlights the efficacy of strategies to prevent young

people from using tobacco.

Link to 2012 SG Report on Youth and Young Adult Exec Summary

http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/library/reports/preventing-youth-tobacco-use/exec-summary.pdf

 

This report examines the social, environmental, advertising, and marketing influences that encourage youth and young adults to initiate and sustain tobacco use. Tobacco products are among the most heavily marketed consumer goods in the U.S. Much of the nearly $10 billion spent on mar­keting cigarettes each year goes to programs that reduce prices and make cigarettes more affordable; smokeless tobacco products are similarly promoted. Peer influences; imagery and messages that por­tray tobacco use as a desirable activity; and environmental cues, including those in both traditional and emerging media platforms, all encourage young people to use tobacco. These influences help attract youth to tobacco use and reinforce the perception that smoking and various forms of tobacco use are a social norm—a particularly strong message during adolescence and young adulthood.

 

Counter Tobacco

http://countertobacco.org/

CounterTobacco.org is a resource for local, state, and federal organizations working to counteract tobacco product sales and marketing at the point of sale. The project is supported by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Smoking and Health and the National Cancer Institute*, and developed by a team of students, faculty, alumni and practitioners led by Kurt M. Ribisl, PhD, at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Dr. Ribisl and his team are pleased that counter tobacco efforts around the point of sale have grown to a current critical mass of people, case studies and solutions – but there has never been one website dedicated solely to the topic. Today, CounterTobacco.org has emerged as your tools and information warehouse to make a difference at the point of sale.

Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids

http://www.tobaccofreekids.org/

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids is a leading force in the fight to reduce tobacco use and its deadly toll in the United States and around the world. Our vision: A future free of the death and disease caused by tobacco.

We work to save lives by advocating for public policies that prevent kids from smoking, help smokers quit and protect everyone from secondhand smoke.

Learn more about our work:

Legacy Foundation

http://www.legacyforhealth.org/

Legacy is dedicated to building a world where young people reject tobacco and anyone can quit.  The Foundation develops programs that address the health effects of tobacco use. We want to help all young people reject tobacco, and give everyone access to tobacco prevention and cessation services.

Programs include:

Truth Campaign

http://www.thetruth.com/

Our philosophy isn’t anti-smoker or pro-smoker. It’s not even about smoking. It’s about the tobacco industry manipulating their products, research and advertising to secure replacements for the 1,200 customers they “lose” every day in America.

Not For The Adult Mind

truth® is hard for someone over the age of 30 to understand. The adult world is very different from a teen’s. The values are different. The goals are different. If adults don’t get what we’re saying and how we choose to say it, then it’s probably okay.

OSH  Point-of-Sale Strategies Webinar: Engaging Youth in Tobacco Point-of-Sale Assessment

https://docs.google.com/open?id=0By3887mRWf80bW9sU3N4cmQxa1U

 

These slides were part of a presentation held on Tuesday, November 27, 2012, and featured Thomas Carton and Megan Tulikangas from the Louisiana Public Health Institute.  Their presentation described how the Louisiana Tobacco Free Living program conceptualized, planned, and implemented a youth advocacy program that mobilized youth and young adults to collect and share data on the tobacco retail environment, with the goal of educating the community and policymakers about tobacco merchandising.

Secondhand Smoke

2010 Surgeon General's Report—How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease: The Biology and Behavioral Basis for Smoking-Attributable Disease

http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/sgr/2010/index.htm

This new Surgeon General’s report describes in detail the ways tobacco smoke damages every organ in the body and causes disease and death. We must build on our successes and more effectively educate people about the health risks of tobacco use, prevent youth from ever using tobacco products, expand access to proven cessation treatments and services, and reduce exposure to secondhand smoke. Putting laws and other restrictions in place, including making tobacco products progressively less affordable, will ultimately lead to our goal of a healthier America by reducing the devastating effects of smoking.

Smoke Free College Campuses, Institute of Medicine, Ending the Tobacco Problem (Free PDF)

http://sites.nationalacademies.org/Tobacco/smokescreen/Tobacco_051296   

Ending the Tobacco Problem generates a blueprint for the nation in the struggle to reduce tobacco use. The report reviews effective prevention and treatment interventions, and considers a set of new tobacco control policies for adoption by federal and state governments. Carefully constructed with two distinct parts, the book first provides background information on the history and nature of tobacco use, developing the context for the policy blueprint proposed in the second half of the report. The report documents the extraordinary growth of tobacco use during the first half of the 20th century as well as its subsequent reversal in the mid-1960s (in the wake of findings from the Surgeon General). It also reviews the addictive properties of nicotine, delving into the factors that make it so difficult for people to quit and examines recent trends in tobacco use. In addition, an overview of the development of governmental and nongovernmental tobacco control efforts is provided.

Housing and Urban Development, NEW SMOKE-FREE HOUSING TOOLS (2012) 

http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/press/press_releases_media_advisories/2012/HUDNo.12-106

The new Smoke-Free Housing Toolkits can be used by residents, multifamily housing managers/owners, including public housing authorities, to promote healthier housing. The owner’s toolkit includes HUD’s guidance to public housing authorities and multifamily housing owners/managers, such as: a guide to implementing no-smoking policies, a sample resident survey, frequently asked questions, and other useful resources. The residents’ kit includes a going smoke-free guide, a home smoke-free pledge kit, and additional education materials about second-hand smoke.

The Community Guide - Reducing Exposure to Environmental Tobacco Smoke: Smoking Bans and Restrictions

http://www.thecommunityguide.org/tobacco/environmental/index.html

The Guide to Community Preventive Services is a free resource to help you choose programs and policies to improve health and prevent disease in your community. Systematic reviews are used to answer these questions:

·         Which program and policy interventions have been proven effective?

·         Are there effective interventions that are right for my community?

·         What might effective interventions cost; what is the likely return on investment?

SmokeFreeColorado

http://www.smokefreecolorado.org/main.html

In 2006, Colorado’s Clean Indoor Air Act went into effect, limiting smoking in many work and public places – including restaurants and bars. Since then, we’ve come a long way in protecting the health of people statewide. Millions of Coloradans are now free from the dangers of tobacco smoke at work. And today over 100,000 fewer people smoke cigarettes.

 

Unfortunately, there’s still more to do. Too many Coloradans are still exposed to the dangers of tobacco smoke where they live, learn, work and play.

Information on this website includes when and how to report a violation, as well as a variety of smoke-free materials, resources on the smoke-free-law and law enforcement materials.