Secured $250,000 for youth tobacco use prevention programs, in addition to $1 million in nonrecurring funds appropriated over the biennium in last year’s budget. This funding ensures there is a youth tobacco use prevention coordinator in each health director region and funds youth teens to lead youth-to-youth tobacco use prevention trainings.
Secured $250,000 in recurring funds for North Carolina’s cessation services in addition to the $500,000 in recurring funds appropriated in last year’s budget. This funding ensures those who want to quit smoking have access to resources to help them do so, and funds QuitlineNC and You Quit, Two Quit.
Secured $300,000 in recurring funds for the Alcohol Law Enforcement Branch (ALE) to enforce the youth access to tobacco law as well as language giving ALE the authority to do so. This funding allows ALE to conduct compliance checks, ensuring tobacco retailers are not selling to people under the age of 18.
Your membership and partnership helped achieve these goals—but there’s still work to do! E-cigarette use has increased astronomically in the last several years, and we plan to continue to work on reducing and eliminating tobacco use for a healthier North Carolina.
NCAH Tobacco Campaign Strategy Meeting
Please join us this coming Monday, January 23, for the NCAH tobacco campaign strategy meeting. This meeting will take place from 9:30am to 11:30am at the American Heart Association.
We hope you can make it!
2017 NCAH Tobacco Use Prevention Committee Meetings
The Tobacco Use Prevention Committee will meet every other month this year. The Campaign Strategy Meeting will serve as the January meeting. Unless otherwise noted, meetings will take place on the third Monday of the month from 1:30pm to 3:30pm. Locations will be announced prior to each meeting.
*January 23 – 9:30am to 11:30am – American Heart Association
Please mark your calendar. We hope you will join us!
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NCAH Tobacco Use Prevention Committee Meeting Thursday, March 17; 2:00pm – 4:00pm
American Heart Association
The NCAH Tobacco Use Prevention Committee will hold a meeting on Thursday, March 17, from 2pm to 4pm at the American Heart Association. At this meeting we will review this year’s Tobacco Use Prevention Policy Priorities and discuss strategies for the upcoming legislative session.
NC Alliance for Health Announces Race to Quit, NC Campaign NCAH Members and Partners Urged to Join!
The NC Alliance for Health is pleased to announce that we will be supporting the Race to Quit, NC campaign, which will take place the week of October 5. Race to Quit, NC is a week-long kick-off campaign to promote the importance of and resources for tobacco-use cessation in North Carolina. One of the campaign’s goals is to help the state reduce its high smoking rate of 20.2%, which is higher than the national rate of 18%. The Healthy NC 2020 goal is to reduce the smoking rate to 13%.
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