Category: Tobacco


UC Merced Invites LHD Participation on Nicotine and Cannabis Policy Center Advisory Group

University of California, Merced was recently awarded a grant from the Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP) to establish the Nicotine and Cannabis Policy Center (NCPC). The NCPC is the first tobacco policy center to be designated by the TRDRP and is charged with focusing on challenges facing rural and underserved areas of California. As part…

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Healthy People 2020 Announces Webinar on Environmental Quality and Health

Healthy People 2020 recently announced that it will be holding a webinar to learn about progress made toward achieving the Healthy People 2020 Environmental Quality Leading Health Indicators on Thursday, March 22 from 9:00 am – 10:00 am. The webinar will specifically highlight the harmful effects of secondhand smoke exposure and showcase innovations in eliminating…

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CDC Publishes New E-Cigarette Information, Infographic

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Office on Smoking and Health recently published a new infographic and updated online information related to e-cigarettes. The material provides standard background information on the latest research, particularly in light of the recent National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) comprehensive report on the Public…

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FDA to Begin New Tobacco Cessation Campaign

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration plans to launch a new tobacco cessation campaign in January 2018 titled Every Try Counts. The campaign will target adults with cessation education aimed at encouraging cigarette smokers to quit tobacco use through messages of support that highlight health benefits of quitting tobacco use. These messages will be displayed…

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FDA Forms Nicotine Steering Committee

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced this week the formation of a new Nicotine Steering Committee that will be tasked with reevaluating and modernizing FDA’s policy and regulatory approach to nicotine and nicotine products to address tobacco addiction. This new committee formation follows the announcement from the FDA this summer for a new…

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CDPH Releases Proposition 56 Oral Health Program Guidelines

This week, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released the 2017-2022 Program Guidelines for Local Health Jurisdiction Local Oral Health Programs Grant Application. The guidelines provide information on the purpose and background of the program, key action dates, required objectives and deliverables, application and program requirements, and instructions for completing required documents. The due…

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FDA Announces Comprehensive Tobacco and Nicotine Regulatory Plan

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced a new comprehensive plan to regulate tobacco and nicotine as part of a multi-year roadmap to better protect children and significantly reduce tobacco-related disease and death. At the center of the FDA’s regulatory efforts is a focus on nicotine and the issue of addiction. The agency…

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