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.
BREAKING NEWS: In March 2022, the FDA and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released findings on use of tobacco products by high school (grades 9-12) and middle school (grades 6-8) students from the 2021 National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS).
Tobacco Prevention Highlights
ETU Summit- Registration Deadline
The Eliminate Tobacco Use Summit will be held on April 20th. Four states (Missouri, New Jersey, Texas, and Virginia) are holding individual summits the following day, April 21st. The summit is open to the public and FREE for New Jersey registrants to attend the two days of the summit. General CEU’s are available, including CPS credits for New Jersey Specific Day 2 of the summit for free. Please use the code TFHNJ2022 when registering!
New Jersey Day 2 of the Summit will be hosted by Tobacco Free for a Healthy New Jersey and the New Jersey Prevention Network.
The last day to register for the ETU Summit is Friday, April 8th.
Click Below for More Information on NJ's Cessation Resources!
TFHNJ INITIATIVE SPOTLIGHT
Incorruptible.Us Alumni Yashi & Nora wanted to continue their advocacy efforts at the college level. After a few brainstorming sessions, these youth decided to apply to become a new student organization at the Rutgers University New Brunswick campus! We’re proud to debut for you the aptly-named Incorruptible U! Incorruptible U Rutgers Chapter made their debut recently in a zoom meeting with Congressman Frank Pallone!
We can’t wait to see what they’ll be able to accomplish on their campus!
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 tailed based on ages with in 13 to 24
Ready to Quit Vaping? Text VAPEFREENJ to 88709!
Health Equity Impact
No Menthol Sunday- May 15, 2022
No Menthol Sunday is an annual faith-based day of observance sponsored by the Center for Black Health and Equity and is held for faith communities to educate on the negative health effects menthol tobacco products have had on community health and to advocate for policy change that will advance health equity. This year's theme is Bold Awareness: A Fight to the Finish. After a decades-long fight for health justice, the FDA is poised to issue standard regulations in 2022 that will prohibit the sale of tobacco products with any characterizing flavor like menthol. It’s time to finish this fight. To find out how you or your faith-based community or organization can get involved please use the link below to access the No Menthol Sunday toolkit.
FREE Webinar Breathe Easy: A Smoke-Free Work Place Policy
This CDC evidence based best practice is a three-minute intervention to improve assessing and addressing the use of any tobacco product, including e-cigarettes. Tobacco Free for a Healthy New Jersey offers a free 1-hour comprehensive training that helps clinicians have these difficult conversations with patients/clients. This training will provide updated tools and strategies with an overview of easy referral process to New Jersey’s free cessation services.
For more information, click the image below!