The #TobaccoFreeNJ quarterly newsletter, created to keep you in the know!
Tobacco-Free for a Healthy NJ is a comprehensive tobacco prevention and cessation program funded by the NJ Department of Health, Office of Tobacco Control and Prevention, which works to reduce tobacco use and the negative impact of secondhand smoke in all counties of New Jersey.
U.S. e-cigarette sales climbed during 2020-2022. Increases in number of brands, and sales of disposable devices and flavors popular among youth.
TOBACCO PREVENTION HIGHLIGHTS
Take Down Tobacco Activities
Take Down Tobacco is a National Day of Action where youth advocates across the county come together to call out Big Tobacco's bluff and expose them for who they are, gambling with peoples lives. This year's Day of Action took place on April 1st 2023. Incorruptible.Us county youth groups participated by hosting events and creating media content. Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids featured Sussex County Incorruptible.Us youth on the Take Down Tobacco Day website!
To learn more about Incorruptible.Us, please visit https://www.incorruptibleus.org/.
2023 New Jersey Sustainability Summit
Tobacco Free for a Healthy NJ was invited to take part in a resource provider panel during the 2023 Sustainability Summit held on May 5th at Bell Works in Holmdel. The summit featured fourteen sustainability sessions and an exhibit area with over forty businesses, non-profit agencies, and state agencies. During the panel session, Tobacco Free for a Healthy NJ was able to present about the Tobacco Free Community designation through Sustainable Jersey as well as answer participant questions and network with fellow panelists.
Tobacco Free Community Action
The Tobacco Free for a Healthy NJ team reviewed 27 municipalities submissions’ for
Tobacco Free Community designation under the Sustainable Jersey program in the 2022 cycle. Maplewood was awarded the designation for their comprehensive tobacco actions that included Tobacco/Vaping education on their website, along with the promotion of cessation education and the passing of an ordinance that restricted the sale of ENDS in convenience stores and pharmacies.
Maplewood Green Team
TFHNJ INITIATIVE SPOTLIGHT
Breathe Easy Al Fresco
This new campaign under Working Well Tobacco Free will raise awareness about the harms of second and thirdhand smoke at businesses that offer outdoor dining. Working Well Tobacco Free (WWTF) will offer assistance to any restaurants, coffee shops, and bars by providing free signage and resources along with creating or updating the business’s tobacco-free policy. Businesses will also be featured on our website and social media platforms. WWTF can also assist towns with passing their own ordinance or resolution to encourage outdoor smoke-free dining.
THIS IS QUITTING
Free mobile program from Truth Initiative
Designed to help young people quit vaping
Text messaging program that incorporates messages from other young people who are attempting to or have successfully quit
This Is Quitting is tailored based on ages within 13 to 24
Ready to Quit Vaping? Text VAPEFREENJ to 88709!
HEALTH EQUITY IMPACT
TFHNJ participated in multiple events during pride month across the state to share resources and information about our services available!
Atlantic County PRIDE in the Park
North Jersey PRIDE Festival in Maplewood
Inspira is proud to promote the availability of the quite center's free statewide LGBTQ+ quit group. This is a welcoming, supportive, and safe environment for everyone.
Casino Employees Against Smoking's (Harmful) Effects (CEASE) is a group of thousands of casino dealers and other frontline gaming workers that is fighting to permanently remove smoking from our workplaces. CEASE has chapters working to close the casino smoking loophole in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Kansas and Virginia. We celebrate these changemakers that are working to change policy that will change (and save) lives.
UPCOMING EVENTS / RESOURCES
July 17th, 10:00-11:00AM
Middlesex/Union Regional Tobacco Collaborative Meeting: Register Here!
July 18th, 9:30-10:30AM
Burlington/Camden Regional Tobacco Collaborative Meeting: Register Here!
July 19th, 10:00-11:00AM
Ocean/Monmouth Regional Tobacco Collaborative Meeting: Register Here!
July 20th, 9:30-10:30AM
Cumberland/Gloucester/Salem Regional Tobacco Collaborative Meeting: Register Here!
July 20th, 10:00-11:00AM
Hunterdon/Mercer Regional Tobacco Collaborative Meeting: Register Here!
September 28, 10:00-12:00PM
Don't Get Vaped In Training: Register Here!
For more information, click the image below!