Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program News:
The next Tobacco Coordinators Monthly Conference call will be June 5 th at 9:30am EST.
The topic will be “Emerging Tobacco Products”.
For audio please use the following call-in information: 1-866-889-3903 passcode
To access Live Meeting use the following link: https://www.livemeeting.com/cc/cc-
chfs/join?id=R4WQ7M&role=attend&pw=D%3CH9%23%24kFp (after opening link click
“Join” when prompted)
The Smoke-Free Kentucky Coalition will host a meeting on Tuesday June 12, 2012 at
Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington Kentucky. Please see attached flyer for details and
who can attend.
On May 4, 2012, the Franklin County Fiscal Court passed a smoke-free ordinance 4-3 on
second reading, taking effect immediately. The partial ordinance regulates the smoking
of tobacco products in buildings open to the general public. Indoor smoking areas are
allowed in government buildings and private workplaces. Frankfort will continue to
enforce its more stringent (no indoor smoking areas) smoke-free public places law
within the city limits.
CDC’s Tips From Former Smokers campaign is still going strong. Campaign resources
and materials are available at www.cdc.gov/tobacco/campaign/tips. Following
@CDCTobaccoFree on Twitter is the best way to stay up to date on what’s new with the
An easy-to-read consumer guide and highlight sheets on the latest Surgeon General’s
Report, Preventing Tobacco Use Among Youth And Young Adults, are now available in
English and Spanish. Click here to view the consumer guide and other resources related
to the report.
Other Items of Interest:
Registration is now open for Partnership for Prevention’s next ActionToQuit webinar, which will
be held Wednesday, June 13, 2012 (flyer attached).
Advancing Tobacco Cessation Policy: Stories from the States will begin at 2:00pm Eastern time
and run until 3:15 (11:00am start Pacific time). This program will feature three ActionToQuit
grantees from Florida, New York State, and Virginia discussing their tobacco cessation policy
activities from the past two years. Florida will focus in part on work with employers, New York
State with insurers, and Virginia with the behavioral health community.
All are welcome to participate – feel free to pass this announcement on to other interested
parties. To register, go to: https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/s/showReg?udc=4ekx22gyy30k
ActionToQuit now syndicates FDA Center for Tobacco Products content on our website.
You may recall the FDA’s announcement about this new feature a few months ago. Just
click on the FDA button on the ActionToQuit front page to see how syndication looks
and to check out some of the FDA resources.
Webinar: The Power of Policy Strategies for Working with Local Community Coalitions: A
Framework for Local Health Departments and Community Collaboration - June 5th, 2012
from 2:00 – 3:00 pm Eastern Time
Sponsored by the American Public Health Association (APHA), this webinar will discuss a
highly structured step-by-step approach for health departments working with local
community coalitions. The presentation will feature representatives from the Tobacco
Control and Prevention Program at the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health,
who will provide an overview of the framework along with concrete tools and strategies
that are used to inform local community coalition activities. This session is the third in a
series focused on policy as a tool for population health improvement. Click here to
HHS announces available funding of $70 million for Community Transformation Grants
Letters of intent due: June 18, 2012
Application deadline: July 31, 2012
HHS has announced available funding of $70 million to improve the health of small
communities across the nation. Grants will be awarded to governmental agencies and
non-governmental organizations across a variety of sectors in an effort to save lives and
control the nation’s growing health care costs associated with preventable chronic
diseases. The CTG Small Communities Program grantees will work toward one or more
of the five outcome measures described in Section 4201 of the Affordable Care Act:
changes in weight, proper nutrition, physical activity, tobacco use and social and
emotional well-being. As the name of the program implies, funding is being disbursed
for interventions that will target populations (or population subgroups) of up to 500,000
in neighborhoods, school districts, villages, towns, cities and counties. Click here to view
the funding opportunity announcement, or click here to learn more about the CTG
Stories flyer, 6-13-12.pdf