“Treating Tobacco Dependence & Facilitating Health Systems Change” Online Module

“Treating Tobacco Dependence & Facilitating Health Systems Change” is the sixth module in a series of online modules for the public health workforce and community partners. This online learning module is part of “Foundations And Strategies of Tobacco Control (FAST-C)” and is funded by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment State Tobacco Education & Prevention Partnership. This informative module is for everyone working in the area of health systems change!  The learning objectives are:

  1. Describe why tobacco use is a chronic disease.
  2. Understand evidence-based practices, strategies, and interventions for tobacco cessation.
  3. Explain what “health systems” means and why they are important for tobacco control.
  4. Understand public health’s role in facilitating health systems change.

Log onto www.TobaccoControlCO.org to complete the module.

New Campaign Launched by Truth Initiative: Business or Exploitation? Tobacco and Social Justice

August 19, 2017: People with mental health conditions (depression and ADHD, for example) and substance use disorders are estimated to account for 40 percent of cigarettes smoked in the United States, and 38 percent of military smokers start after enlisting. The much higher than average prevalence of tobacco use among these two groups is not a coincidence. For decades, the tobacco industry has exploited these and many other populations to sell its products, including those with mental illness, members of the military, as well as African-Americans, low-income communities and LGBTQ individuals. While the industry positions this as targeting and consumer choice, the facts reveal a darker pattern of exploitation.

Read the full article here, and watch a 5-minute video here.