PACT Notes

November 24th, 2017

Starting This Week, Tobacco Companies Must Run Court-Ordered Ads Telling the Truth About Their Lethal Products

Drexel Creates Smoke-Free Spaces on University City Campus
Drexel University (Philadelphia, PA) has created several smoke-free areas on its University City Campus in an effort to encourage healthier practices by its community and neighbors and improve the environment on the urban campus. Starting next week smoking will be prohibited in various places around campus. To enforce these smoke-free areas, officers from Drexel’s Department of Public Safety will pass out cards to smokers they see lighting up in these areas informing them of the policy. These cards will also contain information about services to help them quit smoking.

Using Geospatial Mapping to Maximize HUD’s Smoke-Free Policy

LAST WEEK TO REGISTER: Freedom From Smoking Facilitator Recertification Webinar

Happy Thanksgiving!
Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at PACT. Wishing you a wonderful holiday filled with family, food and fellowship!

PACT Notes

PACT Notes July 27, 2018

A study, published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, found that greater awareness of truth ads among 15- to 21-year-olds strengthened their anti-smoking attitudes and increased their support for a social movement to end tobacco use. Within a two-year period, these attitudes facilitated a slower progression of smoking among youth and young adults. More than three-quarters – 77 percent – of the nearly 9,000 youth and young adults sampled indicated that they would definitely not smoke a cigarette in the next year.

PACT Notes July 20, 2018

Heated tobacco products, sometimes marketed as heat-not-burn technology, represent a diverse class of products that heat leaf tobacco to produce an inhaled aerosol. Global sales of heated tobacco products are increasing; however, the extent of current heated tobacco product awareness and use in the U.S. is unknown. This study assessed awareness and ever use of heated tobacco products among U.S. adults. Given the uncertain impact of HTPs on individual- and population-level health, timely and accurate public health surveillance is critical to monitor emerging trends.

PACT Notes July 13, 2018

Users of e-cigarettes and other electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) in the United States are no more likely to quit smoking cigarettes than people who don’t use such devices, according to a study by a group of tobacco researchers at the School of Public Health at Georgia State University. The researchers found no evidence that ENDS as they have been marketed and used in the U.S. are effective at helping smokers quit at a population level.