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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.

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.

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 Annual Synar Rate for Washington was 5.5%.

The public comment period for the draft of the report has ended.
NOTE:  For the version made available for public review, certain in-text notations were made for the benefit of the reader.  Those are highlighted yellow.

New This is Quitting flyers and social media graphics!

The Department of Health Commercial Tobacco Prevention Program (CTPP) is pleased to share new flyers and social media graphics to help promote This is Quitting, the text-to-quit vaping program from Truth Initiative, launched in Washington state earlier this year. The two flyers and three social media graphics are available for download, below. As a reminder, per the DOH license agreement with Truth, these materials must not be modified.

New Resource - Reducing Vaping among Youth and Young Adults

This new SAMHSA guide supports health care providers, systems, and communities seeking to prevent vaping. It describes relevant research findings, examines emerging and best practices, identifies knowledge gaps and implementation challenges, and offers useful resources.

Download the publication from here
 

National Prevention Week 2020, May 10–16

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administrations (SAMHSA) National Prevention Week (NPW) is a public education platform that promotes prevention year-round through providing ideas, capacity-building, tools, and resources to help individuals and communities make substance use prevention happen every day.

Seeking input from DFC & CPWI grantees - tobacco & vapor product prevention work in WA

May 4, 2020

All interested CPWI and DFC program leaders in WA are invited to participate in one-hour Zoom meeting interviews in May or early June about your organization’s priorities, collaborations, and viewpoint on partnerships for tobacco/vapor product work in Washington state.

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