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Ban of flavored tobacco products in California

The following contains excerpts from an article by Hannah Wiley that was originally posted on the Los Angeles Times site.  Full article can be found at:  https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-11-08/2022-california-election-prop-31-ban-flavored-tobacco-results.

Washington Breathes Coalition Forming

Substance abuse professionals and organizations interested in smoking and vaping prevention and nicotine cessation treatment are encouraged to engage in a new statewide coalition. Washington Breathes is launching as a participant-driven, equity-focused partnership to address commercial tobacco and nicotine dependence at a policy, systems, and environmental changes level. Learn more at www.WashingtonBreathes.org 

2021 Monitoring the Future Survey outcomes released

The Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan conducts an annual survey completed by students in grades 8, 10 and 12. A subset of that group is tracked through adulthood. Their headline finding of the Monitoring the Future survey this year was that marijuana and hallucinogen use among young adults 19 to 30 years old reached all-time high in 2021. 
 
Other key findings for young adults from the press release include:

    Become a Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids Youth Ambassador

    Registration for the Tobacco-Free Kids’ sponsored “2022 Youth Advocacy Tour”, is now open.
    It will be held in Vancouver, WA on August 17 & 18.

    Deadline to register: Friday, Aug 12.

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    FDA Proposes Rules to Prohibit Menthol Cigarettes and Flavored Cigars

    The following is excerpted from the CounterTobacco.org website:

    "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. 

     

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