Posts tagged: tobacco prevention

Senators consider restoring disputed tobacco measure

Tweet A Senate subcommittee has asked for amendments that would restore Measure 3 and its stipulation that settlement dollars be spent on tobacco prevention. When the state Health Department’s budget came before the House, it was amended to allow tobacco settlement money, which in part goes to the Community Health Trust Fund, to be spent on programs outside of tobacco prevention and cessation. That vote overturned Measure 3, which was appro ... Jump to full article >>

State-funded tobacco-prevention program on the chopping block

Tweet HELENA — University of Montana sophomore Bambi Erving says the state’s anti-tobacco programs not only convinced her to quit smoking but also helped turn her life around at age 15. Erving, of Plains, had left her family’s troubled home to move into a trailer house with other teenagers and young adults, where she said drug, alcohol and tobacco use was the norm. A high school counselor suggested that she get involved with reACT, a youth ... Jump to full article >>

$10,000 OK’d to fight tobacco aimed at youths

Tweet CLEARFIELD — Countering the tobacco industry’s efforts to market flavored tobacco and nicotine candy products is going to cost the Davis County Health Department thousands of dollars. However, the county is going to be getting a whole lot of funding help from the state. On Tuesday, the Davis County Commission approved a contract with the state health department to receive $10,000. The money will be used for the county health dep ... Jump to full article >>

Despite low state grade, Abilene tobacco educators hard at work

Tweet Last week the American Lung Association released a scathing report card for state tobacco prevention programs. It’s the sort of thing that most self-respecting students would hide from their parents: 40 states got an F; three more picked up a D. Texas is among the states relegated to the back of the class. The association gave Texas failing grades for tobacco prevention, smoke-free air and cessation programs. Its tobacco tax of $1.41 ... Jump to full article >>

ALA: 40 States Fail in Tobacco Prevention

Tweet Forty states are still not putting enough effort into helping and getting people to kick their smoking habits, based on a report card from the American Lung Association (ALA). At a press conference held on Wednesday, ALA president Charles D. Connor said: “We all can see that public sentiment is turning against smoking… However, it’s a grave mistake to assume that the shift in public thinking about tobacco means that the public health ... Jump to full article >>

Tobacco tax should be increased

Tweet It’s a sad indication of the North Dakota Legislature’s indifference to public health that a tobacco prevention coalition won’t even try to raise the state’s low tobacco tax in the upcoming session. It’s a sad indication of the North Dakota Legislature’s indifference to public health that a tobacco prevention coalition won’t even try to raise the state’s low tobacco tax in the upcoming session. North Dakota’s Center for ... Jump to full article >>

$2.3 million for smoking cessation and youth tobacco prevention

Tweet Gov. Deval Patrick recently announced more than $2.3 million in federal recovery funds to help smokers quit and prevent youth from becoming addicted to tobacco. Massachusetts received the full amount requested for all three tobacco cessation and prevention grants and is one of only a few states in the nation share that distinction. The two-year award, a combination of three smoking cessation and prevention grants from the U.S. Centers for ... Jump to full article >>