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FDA Launches Searchable Tobacco Products Database

FDA launched the Searchable Tobacco Products Database, a new user-friendly list of tobacco productsincluding e-cigarettesthat may be legally marketed in the United States. The database is designed to serve the publicespecially retailersby providing this key information in a single location, with easy-to-use search capabilities.

FDA Launches Spanish-Language Vaping Prevention and Education Resource Center

FDA recently launched a Spanish-language version of the Vaping Prevention and Education Resource Center. This resource center is an online hub with free science-based, standards-mapped lesson plans and materials teachers can use to help students understand the dangers associated with e-cigarette use and nicotine addiction.

Seattle Public Schools Settlement with Juul

Seattle Public Schools to receive approximately $1.75 million in proceeds from a federal lawsuit against Juul Labs, Altria, and others.

FDA Sends Menthol & Flavored Cigars to White House Budget Office for Final Review

The following is excerpted from the and other sources:

The US Food and Drug Administration took a “momentous” step Monday toward banning menthol in cigarettes and banning flavored cigars, proposing a rule that public health experts say could save hundreds of thousands of lives.

The FDA has been talking about banning menthol and flavored cigars for years and has said the issue is important for the agency.

Washington Department of Health is looking for your feedback!

The agency was awarded ongoing funding to rebuild the commercial tobacco prevention and cessation program, and are in the process of developing a spending plan. A draft spending plan is available for review and your feedback will be accepted through June 20, 2023. A final feedback discussion will be held on Tuesday, June 20, 2023, at 12 – 1 pm PST, hosted by Washington Breathes. The plan will be finalized by July 2, 2023.


Health Equity Series: The History of African Americans, Tobacco, and Racism

Please join Washington Breathes for the first session of our Health Equity Capacity-Building Series led by our partners at The Center for Black Health and Equity.

Understanding the history and context of commercial tobacco use and its disproportionate impacts on African Americans and other communities of color is critical to identifying ongoing inequities and industry tactics.

Community Based Prevention Capacity Building Grants Available

[This post was updated on April 18 & 24, 2023]

The Washington State Department of Health is excited to release the Request For Funding Application: Community Based Prevention Capacity Building Grant.

The following documents are required to review thoroughly for a successful application submission:

Opportunity for prevention professionals & others to sign educational policy statement regarding tobacco

WA Breathes invites you to join in signing on to this educational policy statement to demonstrate broad support for restoring adequate state investment in evidence-based, equity-focused strategies to reduce the use of addictive and harmful commercial tobacco products.

2021 National Survey on Drug Use and Health Report released

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) released the results of its annual National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), which shows how people living in America reported about their experience with mental health conditions, substance use, and pursuit of treatment in 2021.

Applications open for youth advocate of the year awards!

Each year since 1996, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids has honored outstanding youth advocates who are leading the way to the first tobacco-free generation. 

This year's awards ceremony will take place on May 18, 2023, in Washington, D.C. 

Awards will include on Barrie Fiske National Youth Advocate of the Year ($10,000 scholarship), one group winner ($2,500 grant) and four individual winners ($2,500 scholarship each). 

Applications are due by February 19, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. PST.