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FDA Proposes Rules to Prohibit Menthol Cigarettes and Flavored Cigars

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"Kick Butts Day" Renamed - Updated Post

Kick Butts Day is now Take Down Tobacco National Day of Action

Comments & Feedback Requested: Tobacco & Vapor Product Prevention & Control Strategic Plan

The Washington State Tobacco and Vapor Product Prevention and Control Program, Gay City Health Project and the Rede Group have been working with stakeholders over the past several months to identify strategic priorities for Tobacco and Vapor Product Prevention & Control in Washington State. Click here to view the draft priorities that were developed based on the input of stakeholders across the state through a series of interviews, small group discussions and a prioritization session.

JUUL settlement announced, reforms will be implemented

On Tuesday, April 12, Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced that JUUL must pay $22.5 million to resolve Ferguson’s lawsuit against the e-cigarette company. The lawsuit asserts that JUUL violated the law when it designed and marketed its products to appeal to underage consumers and deceived consumers about the addictiveness of its product.

In addition to the payment, JUUL must stop its unlawful conduct and implement a slate of reforms, including:

Getting Candid toolkit aids

Conversations with youth about health behaviors, especially substance use, can be challenging for even the most experienced providers. With increasing need and concern about youth substance use during the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Council for Mental Wellbeing created a comprehensive toolkit and message guide about substance use prevention.

2022 Youth Advocates of the Year Awards

Applications are for the 2022 Youth Advocates of the Year Awards are open through February 20, 2022. 

This awards program honors outstanding youth advocates who are leading the way to the first tobacco-free generation. It is offered by Take Down Tobacco, a program of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. 


Annual Synar Report Available For Review

Each year the Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery compiles and submits an Annual Synar Report (ASR) to the Federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

The report is currently available for public review.  If you wish to submit a comment after reading the report, it must be received by 8:00am (pacific) on Monday, December 27.

FDA moves to ban menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars

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Launching April 1: TIQxWA Snapchat campaign

Hello, Partners in Prevention!

On Thursday, April 1, Truth Initiative will be launching a swipe-to-text Snapchat ad campaign promoting their innovative text-to-quit vaping program, This is Quitting (TIQ), to teens and young adults in Washington state.