Provision of Technical Assistance

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Iowa Department of Public Health’s Division of Tobacco Use and Prevention Training 1 of 3       This webinar is one of three that has been developed by CADCA’s Geographic Health Equity Alliance and National Coalition Institute to provide coalitions (grantees)...

Change is in the Air: Making Public Housing Smoke-Free

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Since 2009, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has been advocating for a smoke-free policy in all of its public housing facilities. In November 2015, HUD issued a proposed rule which would prohibit lit tobacco products (cigarettes, cigars, and pipes) in...

Coalitions Work and Social Change Happens

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a state’s tobacco control program cannot be considered truly comprehensive unless coalitions within individual communities are created to actively advocate for policy change. Coalitions improve the efforts of a...

Disparities in Colorectal Cancer Screening

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Among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Fortunately, there is an effective means of prevention, through one of several relatively simple CRC screening tests. Although CRC screening...

Success Story – Tips From Former Smokers

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The Geographic Health Equity Alliance and Community Connections, a West Virginia based coalition, partnered to advance tobacco cessation mass-reach health communications by leveraging the nationally-based Tips from Former Smokers campaign (TIPS) to create a culturally competent,...

Evidence-Based Strategies for Reducing Cigarette Smoking

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The CDC’s “Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs” details evidence-based, statewide tobacco control programs that have dramatically reduced smoking rates, and therefore tobacco-related diseases and deaths. The main conclusion of the report is that states have...

We Know What Works

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It is no longer a secret. Smoking cigarettes will kill you. It says so right on the package. I suppose it could say, “Smoke these and you will die,” but the current warnings are pretty straightforward: “smoking causes lung cancer, heart disease, emphysema, and may complicate...

Youth Involvement in Anti-Tobacco Efforts

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Young people are influenced by their parents and teachers, but most powerfully by their peers. Whether it’s the clothes they wear, the cell phones they purchase, or the television programs they watch, students are won over by their friends. Smoking cigarettes is no different. If...

Emerging Public Health Challenge: Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS)

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Probably the most urgent, and confusing, issue in the world of smoking prevention is the rising popularity of e-cigarettes. So much is unknown about the health risks, and that is worrisome to many health professionals, including those at the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Part...