State of Tobacco Control 2023: Proven Policies to Prevent and Reduce Tobacco Use

The American Lung Association (ALA) recently released their 21st annual State of Tobacco Control report. The report serves as a blueprint for actions that should be taken at the state and federal levels to reduce death and disease caused by tobacco use. The ALA assigns state and federal policies letter grades, A through F, based on their effectiveness in preventing and reducing tobacco use.

Updated Resource Guide for PSE Change in Comprehensive Cancer Control

The American Cancer Society recently published a revised version of the PSE Change Guide: Policy, Systems, and Environmental Change in Comprehensive Cancer Control. This guide incorporates the latest research, case examples and resources from partners across the country. It explains what the PSE change approach is, the process for fostering coalition capacity to implement PSE changes and explores key takeaways and themes from an extensive search of the recent literature.

The Policy Playbook for E-Cigarettes: Policy and Advocacy Tools for Communities Addressing E-Cigarette Use

The Public Health Law Center partnered with the Vaping Prevention Resource and the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center to update their 2020 Policy Playbook to version 2.0, released in 2022. The Policy Playbook covers a variety of policy options available at the state and local level to help decrease e-cigarette use.

Webinar Recording Available: Innovative Local Solutions in Public Health

Watch the recording of "Innovative Solutions in Public Health" presented by CADCA’s Geographic Health Equity Alliance (GHEA) and Counter Tools. In this webinar, we’ll discuss innovative policy solutions that began at the local level.

Webinar: Using Local Momentum to Drive State and Federal Policy Change

Assessing local policy change through case studies helps identify lessons learned and keys to success, which can help set the stage for state or national change. GHEA and Counter Tools bring together leaders from the tobacco control field to share insights on how steadfast work at the local level helped to drive policy change across the country.

GHEA’s Summer Webinar Series – Register Today!

With summer in full swing, the Geographic Health Equity Alliance (GHEA) is highlighting two exciting webinar series that we don’t want you to miss out on. We invite you to join us for our upcoming tobacco- and cancer- prevention and control webinars and watch the recordings of the archived webinars.

A Resource Guide for Cancer Coalitions to Policy, Systems and Environmental Change

A new resource guide created by the Comprehensive Cancer Control National Partners provides models and tools to assist with planning and implementing policy, systems and environmental change activities.

New Local Control Webinar Series – Register Today!

Local governments are on the front lines of adopting laws and policies that have the potential to improve health outcomes and reduce inequities. CADCA’s Geographic Health Equity Alliance, in collaboration with Counter Tools, is hosting a three-part webinar series to equip attendees with an understanding of why local policy solutions are so important, lessons learned from local policy implementation efforts and innovative policy strategies built at the local-level. Register today!

Framing Tobacco Disparities: A Collection of Free Messaging Guides for Tobacco Prevention Staff and Partners

ChangeLab Solutions has recently released their collection of Framing Tobacco Disparities resources. These evidence-informed resources are intended to help tobacco prevention and control staff and their partners learn how to frame tobacco-related health disparities messages in ways that reduce racial biases and foster support for effective policy solutions.

Protecting Local Authority to Adopt Local Solutions

In community-based prevention, researchers and professionals have realized that the best solution for one community may not be the same for another. The best solution to address problems in a community often comes from the folks most heavily impacted. Laws and policies adopted at the local level are key to improving health outcomes and reducing inequities because they are community specific solutions.

The 2022 State of Tobacco Control: Celebrating 20 Years of Progress and Looking Ahead

The American Lung Association (ALA) recently released their 20th annual State of Tobacco Control report. The report highlights state and federal level progress in reducing commercial tobacco use with an emphasis on health disparities related to tobacco use.

Addressing the Off-Campus Tobacco Retail Environment to Enhance Tobacco Free Colleges

With many local and state smokefree laws not covering college or university campuses, these institutions have had to work hard to create smokefree environments on campus for their students and staff. The hard work doesn’t have to end there. Considering the off-campus retail environment in tobacco control efforts can be the perfect next step to further protecting the health of college students and their communities.