Upcoming Webinar “Getting to Know Truth: Resources for Inspiring Lives Free from Smoking, Vaping and Nicotine”

CADCA’s Geographic Health Equity Alliance (GHEA) is partnering with the Truth Initiative to present “Getting to Know Truth: Resources for Inspiring Lives Free from Smoking, Vaping and Nicotine” on May 25th, 2022 from 12-1:30 PM EST. This webinar will introduce participants to free resources that are available via the Truth Initiative. Please note, this webinar will not be recorded for later viewing.

Webinar Recording Available: Youth Led Efforts – Current Trends of E-Cig & Tobacco

A panel of experts from CDC's National Networks present “Community Lead Efforts: Current Trends of E-Cig/ Vaping & Youth Elevating the Movement Towards Health Equity for All.” This webinar discusses how to approach tobacco and e-cigarette use through youth engagement and strategies that affect special populations across the nation through a lens of racial, ethnic, geographic and social health equity.

Webinar Recording Available: E-Cigarette Collection and Disposal in Schools

GHEA and the Public Health Law Center recently presented “E-Cigarette Collection and Disposal in Schools: ABCs and FAQs.” This webinar discussed the hazardous waste status of e-cigarettes, highlighted current local and state efforts, and shared best practices that schools (and other public entities) can adopt to handle and regulate these products.

New Report on E-Cigarette Use Among Middle and High School Students

Youth e-cigarette use remains a serious public health concern amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Researchers from the CDC and FDA analyzed national data and found that more than 2 million U.S. middle and high school students currently use e-cigarettes in 2021, and almost 85% of those youth use flavored e-cigarettes.

E-Cigarette Instagram Posts and Their Youth Appeal

Dr. Jordan Alpert presents “E-Cigarette Instagram Posts and Their Youth Appeal,” a webinar recording and accompanying article on the characteristics of popular social media posts related to electronic cigarettes on Instagram. Dr. Alpert shares the implications his research findings have for public health programs addressing media literacy skills to educate young adults about electronic cigarette content viewed on social media.

Tobacco Control and Health Equity Sessions at CADCA’s Upcoming Mid-Year Training Institute

CADCA’s 20th Annual Mid-Year Training Institute will be held virtually from July 9-15, 2021 and will offer 100+ sophisticated training sessions and workshops related to substance use and misuse prevention and more. GHEA has worked closely with experts in the field to curate workshops that are relevant for tobacco-prevention and control professionals.

The 2021 State of Tobacco Control: Federal and State Government Evaluation

Earlier this year, the American Lung Association released its 19th annual "State of Tobacco Control" report. This report evaluates federal and state government’s tobacco control laws and policies and serves as a roadmap for what they can do to eliminate the death and disease caused by tobacco use.

Success Stories – Youth and Tobacco Control

For years, coalitions have searched for the most effective ways to engage young people in prevention. No effort has seen greater and more lasting success in creating authentic and meaningful roles for youth than tobacco control. Guided by established best practices from the CDC, tobacco control groups have engaged and utilized young people at every level of prevention campaigns. This presentation by Nigel Wrangham, CADC II, CPS, Master Trainer for CADCA, shares evidence-based strategies to meaningfully engage and involve youth in population-level change.

Spanish Webinar on Youth Engagement in Tobacco Control

GHEA is partnering with CADCA’s Youth Leadership and Nuestras Voces (Our Voices) Network to present a Spanish adaptation of the “Youth Engagement in Tobacco Control: Getting Started” webinar on Wednesday, March 17, from 2 – 3:30 pm EST.

Two-Part Webinar Series on Youth Engagement in Tobacco Control

GHEA has partnered with CADCA’s Youth Leadership Initiative and Nuestras Voces (Our Voices) Network to present a two-part webinar series, “Youth Engagement in Tobacco Control.” The first webinar outlined a foundation for an authentic and equitable youth program focused on achieving population-level change in tobacco and other substance misuse prevention efforts. The webinar recording is now available.

Youth Involvement in Anti-Tobacco Efforts

Young people are influenced by their parents and teachers, but most powerfully by their peers. Whether it’s the clothes they

Monitoring the Future – National Survey Results on Drug Use, 1975-2014

Monitoring the Future (MTF) is designed to give sustained attention to substance use among the nation’s youth and adults.