Tobacco News- July 24, 2014

Proposed Reynolds-Lorillard Merger: A Marriage of Tobacco Racketeers With Long Histories of Marketing to Kids

“The proposed merger of the Reynolds American and Lorillard tobacco companies raises important questions that go beyond antitrust.” More…

Partner Webinars Featuring Tips Campaign Resources for Faith Leaders and Clinicians

Webinar – It Takes Faith: Addressing Tobacco Use within the Faith Community

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 1 pm ET & 7 pm ET

Hosted by: Faiths United Against Tobacco and the Centers for Disease Control

Faiths United Against Tobacco and the Centers for Disease Control – Office on Smoking and Health invite you to a webinar on the importance of addressing tobacco use with your members. The webinar will feature the CDC national tobacco education campaign – Tips From Former Smokers. You will learn about the campaign and new resources especially designed for faith leaders and their communities. You will also hear how Faiths United Against Tobacco engaged and motivated their communities to adopt healthier lifestyles.

Webinar – As Seen on TV: Integrating Tobacco Education Campaigns into Your Clinical Practice

Thursday, August 7th; 2-3pm ET

Hosted by the American Academy of Pediatrics and moderated by the American Academy of Family Physicians, this webinar will provide information about two hard-hitting tobacco education campaigns currently in the media:  the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Tips From Former Smokers campaign and Food and Drug Administration’s The Real Cost campaign. The webinar will also feature a discussion about the clinician connection to these campaigns, and how the campaigns can be used to bolster discussions with patients and families about cessation issues. Register for this webinar.