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#TobaccoFreeNJ News

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: On June 23, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued marketing denial orders to JUUL Labs Inc. for all their products currently marketed in the United States. This means that the company must stop selling and distributing these products!


Tobacco Prevention Highlight

TFHNJ Team Attends the National Conference on Tobacco or Health

Members of the Tobacco Free for a Health NJ team were able to attend the National Conference on Tobacco or Health (NCTOH). This conference is one of the largest, long-standing gatherings for top United States tobacco Control professionals. The TFHNJ team members were able to attend various sessions to ensure that they are bringing back the most relevant and best practices to reduce tobacco use in New Jersey.

Not only did the team members attend sessions, but TFHNJ also participated in a panel presentation highlighting the great work being done to reduce tobacco exposure on New Jersey college campuses. Furthermore, TFHNJ was able to participate in a poster presentation highlighting the Youth Tobacco Action Groups (YTAG), Incorruptible.Us.

For more information on all TFHNJ initiatives, please visit


Click Below for More Information on NJ's Cessation Resources!



Incorruptible.US In Person Event

On June 4th, Incorruptible.Us hosted a statewide kickoff at iPlay America in Freehold, NJ with over 130 youth in attendance throughout the state. The event featured guest speaker Kevin Wanzer, fun team-building activities from our partners at the Lindsey Meyer Teen Institute, a scavenger hunt to allow the youth to connect with each other, and an action planning session to move Incorruptible.Us forward. We even had an opportunity for our Incorruptible U, new college-aged young adult movement, to speak to their experiences in Incorruptible.Us and how they are continuing their work at the college level.

For more information on Incorruptible.Us, please visit


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

Debunking the Myths About Menthol



A menthol ban will increase the potential for unjustly criminalizing African Americans.

A menthol ban would prohibit people from manufacturing, distributing and selling menthols, not possessing them.

A menthol ban will just create a black market.

In places where menthol bans exist data show no likelihood that an illicit trade of menthol cigarettes after they are prohibited.

The FDA is trying to take away personal freedom.

The FDA regulates food, drugs, cleaning products and cosmetics that pose a threat to the public’s health and safety. They do not regulate personal choices.

There more pressing issues facing the Black community.

Tobacco related illness kills more African Americans than murders, suicides, HIV and car accidents combined.


It would be an injustice to be silent on this issue!

Menthol & Health Equity
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Resources/Upcoming Events

A Practical Guide to Help Your Patients Quit Using Tobacco:

Youth Vaping Prevention & Resources to Quit:

Vaping: Know the truth

Vaping and E-Cigarettes: A Toolkit for Working With Youth


For more information, click the image below!


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