Through With Chew (TWC) Week, Feb. 14-20th, kicks off on Valentine’s Day, so why not mobilize your coalition to encourage your local residents to love themselves and quit using chewing tobacco and snuff?

The Through With Chew Week campaign’s objective is to educate people about the dangers of smokeless tobacco.

Event Provides Community Leaders Effective Drug Prevention Strategies and the Latest Research in the Field

WHAT:           Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) is holding its 26th Annual National Leadership Forum to convene thousands of community substance abuse prevention leaders and global experts to discuss solutions to the most pressing public health issues threatening communities. The event kicks off with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Prevention Day.

Electronic cigarettes are widely marketed as a way to help smokers quit traditional cigarettes, but a large new analysis finds they may actually have the opposite effect.

The report, published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine, found that adult smokers who use e-cigarettes are actually 28 percent less likely to stop smoking cigarettes.

Monday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will begin airing a new round of ads from the Tips From Former Smokers campaign. The new ads raise awareness about chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, depression and anxiety, dual use of  both cigarettes and electronic cigarettes, smokers’ risk for heart disease (with a military focus) and a cancer survivor that includes  a gain-framed message focusing on the benefits of quitting. There will also be ads run from previous years’ campaigns. The ads will be on air for 20 weeks nationally on TV, radio, magazine, and online.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Vital Signs addresses a single, important public health topic each month. This month’s edition presents their latest findings on youth exposure to e-cigarette advertising. They also highlight strategies to prevent youth exposure to e-cigarette advertising and youth e-cigarette use.

On New Year’s Day, people all over the world make New Year's resolutions. Smoking is still the number one cause of preventable death and disease in the United States. Quitting now can cut ones’ risk for diseases caused by smoking and leave one feeling stronger and healthier.

Washington, D.C. –The results from the 2015 Monitoring the Future study, funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and conducted by a research team at the University of Michigan, on substance use and related attitudes by American teenagers show that prevention works.

Governments impose taxes on cigarettes in part as a public health measure, to encourage people to stop smoking. But a new study suggests the high cost may also lead to lower infant mortality.

Higher cigarette taxes are already associated with lower rates of smoking during pregnancy, and fewer health problems for newborns, such as low birth weight, prematurity and birth defects. This study, published in the journal Pediatrics, is the first to evaluate the impact of those taxes on infant mortality rates in the US.

Keeping tobacco products out of view in convenience stores significantly reduces teenagers’ susceptibility to future cigarette use compared to when tobacco advertising and products are visible, according to a new RAND Corporation study.

The study, conducted in a laboratory replica of a convenience store, is the first to use a realistic setting to examine whether limiting displays of cigarettes and other tobacco products in retail outlets can reduce the intention of young people to begin smoking.