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"Kick Butts Day" Renamed - Updated Post

Kick Butts Day is now Take Down Tobacco National Day of Action

Comments & Feedback Requested: Tobacco & Vapor Product Prevention & Control Strategic Plan

The Washington State Tobacco and Vapor Product Prevention and Control Program, Gay City Health Project and the Rede Group have been working with stakeholders over the past several months to identify strategic priorities for Tobacco and Vapor Product Prevention & Control in Washington State. Click here to view the draft priorities that were developed based on the input of stakeholders across the state through a series of interviews, small group discussions and a prioritization session.

Prevention Technical Transfer Centers releases Pandemic Response Resources

The Prevention Technical Transfer Centers (PTTCs) have create a page on their website to provide quick access to Pandemic Response Resources focused on Prevention. You can access this page via the PTTC website (https://pttcnetwork.org/ )  or by clicking on the following link: https://pttcnetwork.org/centers/global-pttc/pandemic-response-resources

You will find Federal Resources and also Resources from the PTTC Network such as:

Take Down Tobacco Day Digital Power Wall Announced

In light of public gatherings being canceled due to COVID-19, a #TakeDownTobacco Digital Power Wall has been created!

ALA's State of Tobacco Control report released

Excerpt, from the American Lung Association website:

The 18th annual American Lung Association "State of Tobacco Control" report evaluates states and the federal government on the proven-effective tobacco control laws and policies necessary to save lives. The report serves as a blueprint for what state and federal leaders need to do to eliminate the death and disease caused by tobacco use. 

CDC releases updated Youth Engagement Guide

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Office on Smoking and Health has published an updated Best Practices User Guide: Youth Engagement in Tobacco Prevention and Control.

NASADAD releases overview of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS)

National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD) is pleased to announce the release of an Overview of and Recommendations Regarding Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS).

The overview:

2019 Monitoring the Future data shows increase in youth marijuana vaping

The 2019 Monitoring the Future (MTF) data, released by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), shows that youth marijuana vaping is becoming more prevalent. In particular, "After remaining mostly stable for many years, daily use of marijuana went up significantly since 2018 among eighth and 10th graders–now at 1.3% and 4.8% respectively." 

Annual Synar Report Available For Review

Each year the Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery compiles and submits an Annual Synar Report (ASR) to the Federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

The Annual Synar Rate for Washington was 12.2%.

The public comment period for the draft of the report has ended.
NOTE:  For the version made available for public review, certain in-text notations were made for the benefit of the reader.  Those are highlighted yellow.

Physical Activity’s Role in Youth Substance Use and Mental Health

Introduction

The US Department of Health and Human Services has recommended youth ages 6-17 years old get 60 minutes or more of combined moderate and vigorous physical activity each day.

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