Prevention

The American Lung Association is pleased to share a new study with you. Smoking Cessation: the Economic Benefits was released yesterday, September 14, 2010.  You can find state-by-state info on the economic benefits of smoking cessation treatments at this link: www.lungusa.org/cessationbenefits.  Here is a link to the press release as well, http://www.lungusa.org/press-room/press-releases/positive-roi-for-states.html

BecomeAnEX.org is a free, interactive website to help smokers re-learn life without cigarettes.  The site, developed by Legacy in partnership with Mayo Clinic, offers a free, personalized quit plan and support community to help people prepare to quit and stay quit.

National Prevention Media Initiative in support of CPPW Updated

www.clearwaymn.org   is an independent, nonprofit organization that improves the health of all Minnesotans by reducing tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke through research, action and collaboration.

To find information about the Quitlines at the state level, please see the North American Quitline Consortium. www.naquitline.org

Tobacco Prevention Policy Tool (http://www.aap.org/richmondcenter/TobaccoPreventionPolicyTool/index.html)

State Tobacco Activities Tracking and Evaluation (STATE) System is an interactive application developed by the Centers for Disease Control that houses and displays current and historical state-level data on tobacco use prevention and control.