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March 22, 2018

Posted on behalf of the Washington State Department of Health:

JUUL is a type of e-cigarette/vapor product that is relatively new to the vapor product market and has become increasingly popular, especially among youth. JUULs are easy to conceal, as they very closely resemble a USB drive, can be charged in a USB port, and emit little to no detectable vapor or odor. The e-liquid contains .7 ml nicotine by volume, and 5% nicotine by weight. This is roughly equivalent to the amount of nicotine in a pack of cigarettes. Every flavored JUUL pod contains nicotine and they can be taken apart to allow for the user to add additional substances or liquid.

The U.S. Surgeon General stated that vapor products are still the most common tobacco product among youth, and e-cigarette/vapor product use is strongly associated with the use of other tobacco products among youth and young adults, particularly the use of combustible tobacco products. Please share the available resources below with your CPWI communities, partners, and stakeholders.

The Washington State Tobacco and Vapor Product Prevention and Control Program (TVPPCP) has recently been made aware that the manufacturer of JUUL has contacted some schools in several states seeking their participation in a prevention program designed by the e-cigarette manufacturer. The tobacco industry has a long history of sponsoring youth prevention programming that ultimately undermine evidence-based tobacco control efforts, and JUUL is no different. The TVPPCP and partners have shared this information with the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) as well as the Educational Service Districts throughout the State, instructing them to reject these offers if approached by the manufacturers of JUULs and/or offered funding to support the implementation of this program, and to immediately contact the Washington State Department of Health, Stacia Wasmundt, Youth Tobacco and Vapor Product Prevention Consultant,, 360-236-2568.

Want more information to share with your coalition or community, see the attached letter and talking points.

You may find these to be helpful, which are also mentioned in the attached letter:


March 22, 2018

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) is writing new rules on one specific issue related to vapor products (electronic cigarettes). We welcome your input.

WHAT THE RULES ARE ABOUT: In 2016, the Washington State Legislature passed a new law that regulates vapor products (Chapter 70.345 RCW). One provision of that law says:

RCW. 70.345.075(2): For closed system nicotine containers as defined in RCW 70.345.010, a manufacturer that sells, offers for sale, or distributes vapor products in this state must annually provide the Department of Health with a disclosure of the nicotine content of such vapor product based on measurement standards to be established by the Department of Health.

In compliance with this provision, DOH will write rules (Washington Administrative Codes) about exactly how and when manufacturers must disclose the nicotine content and what measurement standards they must use.

  • These rules will apply to vapor products with closed system containers – that is, containers that are presealed by the manufacturer and not refillable by the customer – and will not apply to any other type of vapor products, such as refillable containers. They will apply only to vapor products that contain nicotine.
  • Only manufacturers of closed system containers are required to measure and disclose the nicotine content. This requirement does not apply to retailers nor distributors, unless they are also manufacturers.
  • The rules will not address any other provisions of the vapor product law. Also, DOH does not have authority to change the law itself, only to write rules to implement it.

DOH does not yet have an official draft of the rules. We are seeking suggestions on what the rules should say about manufacturers disclosing nicotine content. We welcome any thoughts you have.

To hear from you, DOH will host two conference calls. On the calls, we will answer questions and take your suggestions. Both calls will be the same, so you only need to call once. To join either call, dial (872)240-3212 and then use access code 147-373-997.

  • Thursday, March 29, at 6:00 PM
  • Friday, March 30, at 10:00 AM

You can also email written suggestions to

After we review all suggestions received, we will prepare and release an official draft of the rules. At that time, you will have an opportunity to give formal public comment. If you received this email  directly from DOH, then we will automatically email you a notice of the official draft. If you received this email some other way, and you wish to be added to DOH’s distribution list to receive future notices directly, please email

If you have any questions, or wish to be added to our distribution list to receive future notices (or wish not to receive future notices on this topic), please contact Matthew Green at or 360-236-3309.



March 16, 2018

2018 Oregon Conference on Opioids, Pain and Addiction Treatment: Pioneering Change
May 17 - 19, 2018
Hilton Eugene | Eugene, Oregon

For more information about this conference, contact: 
Elizabeth White, MPA, Project Manager, Oregon Coalition for the
Responsible Use of Meds (OrCRM), a service of Lines for Life
503.244.5211 or

Or visit conference website at: 

Download Agenda

March 14, 2018

Prevention WINS, Washington Poison Center, and WASAVP invite you to join a call on Wednesday, March 14th at 3:30pm to share your thoughts on proposed rules changes to marijuana packaging and labeling rules, warnings, and product requirements.

The goal of this call is to craft a list of talking points and a letter to be submitted in response to the proposed rulemaking.  These points and letter would be shared with others in the human services field.

For more information about proposed rule making on this matter, visit:

Information about how to join the teleconference:

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:

Or iPhone one-tap :
    US: +16465588656,,903200258#  or +16699006833,,903200258#

Or Telephone:
    Dial(for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):

        US: +1 646 558 8656  or +1 669 900 6833

    Meeting ID: 903 200 258

International numbers available:

March 1, 2018

The next DEA National Take-Back day will be Sat, Apr 28, 2018 from 10am-2pm.

These events provide an opportunity for Americans to prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths.

Main website:

Visit this site to locate a year-round authorized collector in your area:

March 1, 2018

Adapted from the February 19, 2018 "Health Policy News" e-newsletter.

On Wednesday, February 14th, bills had to be out of their house of origin by 5:00 p.m. After the House of Origin Cutoff, there are 554 bills still alive. This doesn’t include bills that are deemed Necessary To Implement The Budget (NTIB). For a primer on NTIB, click here. While this is a big drop from the peak of over 4,000 bills being alive, having over 550 bills alive and in play at this point in a short session is still a huge number. Bills that passed out of their house of origin have moved over to the opposite house policy committee. There are very tight timelines to pass bills in the last few weeks of session. Looking ahead on the cutoff calendar, bills from the opposite house must pass out of policy committees by the opposite house cutoff on Friday, February 23rd. Three days later, on Monday, February 26th, all bills referred to fiscal committees must pass out of their opposite house fiscal committee (Appropriations, Finance and Capital Budget Committees in the House and Ways & Means in the Senate, and also both Transportation Committees). Four days later, on Friday, March 2nd, bills must be passed out of the opposite house. Bills will continue to die at each point. We will watch to see if any bills, or parts of bills, are resurrected as provisos in the budgets. It continues to be a race to the finish.

February 23, 2018

This survey opportunity is now closed.

Visit the Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention page on Athena for information and resources related to safe disposal and medicine take-back events.

DSHS’ Washington State Opioid Awareness campaign – Starts with One – launched on January 1, 2018. You’ll see campaign materials roll out across the state through April. Additionally, if you haven’t downloaded the Partner Toolkit, we encourage you to do so here. The Partner Toolkit has a wide range of materials you can use in your own community.

While the campaign focuses on educating about the dangers of opioid misuse and abuse, it also seeks to increase awareness of appropriate use, safe storage, and disposal practices. We’d like your help in identifying safe disposal or medicine take-back events in your community taking place between now and April 30th. 

If you’re aware of any and would like the support of the campaign, please complete the brief survey below by March 1st. This information will allow us to track medicine take-back events across the state and generate coverage of some of these events. Take the survey here 

February 21, 2018

The CADCA Community is live! 

Networking and educational opportunities that we provide via our trainings and events throughout the year are vital to the sustainability of our coalitions.  To build on that value, CADCA is excited to enter into a new phase of member communications by providing CADCA members an environment to connect, engage and share critical information and best practices in real time. 

The CADCA Community is a members-only forum designed specifically to provide unique networking opportunities, share resources and learn from one another.

All CADCA members will automatically be enrolled in the CADCA Community. Here are a few tips to get you started:

  1. Know your login credentials to Your login will always be your email. Only you know your password. Don’t worry if you forgot it, click the forgot password button or call 703-706-0560 x261 and we can reset it for you.
  2. Update your organization’s roster – Everyone on your organization’s roster receives access to the CADCA Community. Add all your staff, your board members and volunteers so everyone can access the CADCA Community. Follow these easy steps.
    1. Log-in to
    2. Select “My Account”.
    3. At the bottom of the page, select “Organizations You Manage”.
    4. Select your organization.
    5. Update Your organization’s roster as needed.
  3. Get your questions ready! Write down what questions you need answered to create better, drug-free and healthy communities. A few questions that members already want to ask include:
    • Any suggestions on how to get churches more involved in our coalition?
    • Has anyone create a successful “vaping” prevention program?
    • What are some bully resources I can share and incorporate with youth?

Need Help? Just contact Amy Pica, CADCA Membership Manager, at 703-706-5060 x228.


The mission of CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) is to strengthen the capacity of community coalitions to create and maintain safe, healthy and drug-free communities globally.  This is accomplished by providing technical assistance and training, public policy advocacy, media strategies and marketing programs, training and special events.

February 21, 2018

The A/NT Artist Collective Art Gallery at the Seattle Center International Fountain Pavilion is hosting an Art show featuring art from individuals impacted by FASD.

The Opening Reception will be on Sat, Mar 3 from 6-9pm.  The show will run Mar 3-24.

February 12, 2018

The Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Drug Misuse Prevention and Recovery is looking forward to our upcoming 2018 National Meeting: Implementing Change in Urgent Times to take place October 15-18 2018 at The Ohio State University. The 2018 National Meeting offers practitioners, student affairs professionals, faculty and students the training and tools necessary to strengthen alcohol and drug misuse prevention, intervention and recovery at their college, university or community.

The 2018 National Meeting Committee is seeking proposals that reflect the best thinking in the field, informed by theory, research, and practice. Recognizing that there is renewed national urgency to address alcohol and other drug misuse, the theme seeks to highlight the steps, skills and processes needed to effectively implement evidence-based prevention, intervention, and recovery support strategies and solutions. Thus, “Implementing Change in Urgent Times” highlights the critical need to use best practices in implementation science to move campus resources towards effective change. Three main elements are implicit within this theme: (1) understanding the urgent need, (2) selection and adaptation of evidence-based responses, and (3) successfully implementing and evaluating programs, policies and practices in a sustainable and impactful way.

The committee invites proposals that:

-Reflect innovation and cutting edge ideas and programming within the three elements described within the theme.
-Stimulate and provoke discussion and audience engagement
-Present best-practice implementation steps which, whenever possible, have been evaluated within an implementation science framework
-Target new, mid-career, and seasoned campus professionals

The overall program will result in a diverse array of presenters and perspectives, including different expertise, different levels of experience, and a variety of institutional and organizational types.

Submission deadline is March 30, 2018.  Applicants can expect a response by May 11, 2018.

Visit this event's "Call for Programs" webpage for additional details: