Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program News:
The next Tobacco Coordinators Monthly Conference call will be held February 7 th at
9:30am EST. The topic will be “spit tobacco”.
Call in Information:
Dial In Number - 1-866-889-3903
Participant Passcode – 515701#
Tobacco Coordinators please update any personnel changes and ensure contact
information is correct in Catalyst. If you require assistance with Catalyst please contact
Dennis Peyton at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lawmaker proposes statewide indoor smoking ban. Rep. Susan Westrom introduced HB
289 on January 19th that would prohibit smoking in indoor public places.
Somerset considers smoking ban.
Kentucky Receives its Report Card on Tobacco Control. See link below to access the
State of Tobacco Control 2012
Kick Butts Day Mini-Grants Available
Mini-grants for $500 or $1000 are available for your Kick Butts Day activities. Through
funding provided by United Health Foundation, the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids and
Kick Butts Day are awarding between 30 and 50 mini-grants to support activities
allowing youth to stand up, speak up and seize control against big tobacco. To apply,
register your event at www.kickbuttsday.org by Jan. 27th. Preference will be given to
projects that have a clear educational message that targets decision and policy makers
(no lobbying will be allowed), events that reach a large audience and events that are
likely to attract media attention. Registering your event will also enable you to
download a free guide to Kick Butts Day events and be included in state-wide Kick Butts
Day media coordinated by the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids.
The website also has free printables, such as posters, bookmarks and stickers that can
be customized for your school.
Also, for new youth coordinators or groups who have faced financial cut backs, Kick
Butts Day has a limited number of Events in a Box. Each box will have all the instructions
and materials to hold an event on either the topic of “What is in a Cigarette?” or “Under
the Radar” about tobacco advertising. For more information, e-mail
As the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky is embarking on its next set of funding
initiatives, we are seeking to identify community groups (coalitions, committees,
collaboratives, networks) that are working on issues that will improve the health of its
residents. The Foundation offers training, technical assistance and other resources that
may enable these efforts.
If you know of a community group that is planning or implementing programs, projects
or policies in the community (in schools, after school, through hospitals, clinics, other
agencies or organizations) to improve health or health care, please provide us with
information about them by going to: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/75BH8KG
If you would prefer, you can contact Foundation staff members by email, Sarah Walsh
(email@example.com ) or Joan Buchar (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone 502-326-
2583 or 877-326-2583 (toll-free). We are interested in:
What group is spearheading the effort(s).
Contact information for the person or agency leading this effort.
Kick Butts Day 2012 falls on March 21st, and now is the time to encourage communities
to start planning their KBD events. To learn more about Kick Butts Day, visit:
U.S. State Tobacco Policies ‘Abysmal’, American Lung Association Says:
Other Items of Interest:
48 years ago on January 11, 1964 the Report of the Surgeon General's Advisory
Committee on Smoking and Health, published amid unprecedented worldwide fanfare
in the mass media, convinced even most smokers that cigarette smoking shortens
human life, causes lung cancer and other forms of cancer, and exacerbates heart
disease, emphysema, bronchitis, and a number of other illnesses––– gravely increasing
the risk of dying of them.
Anti-Smoking Campaigns Work, So Don't Quit Now:
Tobacco Commons website tracks tobacco advertising around the world: