2019 Outbreak of Lung Injury Associated with E-Cigarette Use, or Vaping
Read the Executive Order 19-03: here.
Sources for Washington’s Vaping Flavor Ban:
- Washington State Board of Health – https://sboh.wa.gov/
- Liquor Cannabis Board- https://lcb.wa.gov/vape/
Sources for updates on Vaping Illness:
- WA DOH – https://www.doh.wa.gov/
- CDC – https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/
basic_information/e- cigarettes/severe-lung- disease.html#map-of-reported- cases
- CDC link: https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/basic_information/e-cigarettes/severe-lung-disease.html
Initial Q&A with Liquor and Cannabis Board (LCB) on Compliance
- Signage can be downloaded and accessed under the Required Signs tab on LCB’s website: here. Licensees print their own signs.
- LCB officers will be enforcing compliance with signage and flavor ban at both marijuana and non-THC vapor product retailers.
- LCB officers will start with educational visits and then shift into active compliance mode (after about two weeks).
- Noncompliance can be reported via the usual channels: either local LCB officers or LCB’s home page Report a Violation box.
- Active checking for product on shelves will not likely begin for a couple of weeks (though we are not sharing that with licensees).
2019 World No Tobacco Day Campaign
Every year, on 31 May, the World Health Organization (WHO) and global partners celebrate World No Tobacco Day (WNTD). The annual campaign is an opportunity to raise awareness on the harmful and deadly effects of tobacco use and second-hand smoke exposure, and to discourage the use of tobacco in any form.
The focus of World No Tobacco Day 2019 is on “tobacco and lung health.” The campaign will increase awareness on:
✔ The negative impact that tobacco has on people’s lung health, from cancer to chronic respiratory disease.
✔ The fundamental role lungs play for the health and well-being of all people.
The campaign also serves as a call to action, advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption and engaging stakeholders across multiple sectors in the fight for tobacco control. Below are a few resources to use.
WHO – 2019 World No Tobacco Day page:
2019 World No Tobacco Day Brochure:
Join representatives from Americans for Nonsmokers’ Rights, the National Native Network, the Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board, and the Canli Coalition to talk about why e-cigarettes/e-cigs are not proven effective cessation devices, why e-cig use is a problem in Indian Country, some of the most recent tactics by e-cig companies, and potential ideas and resources for tribes to use as they navigate this issue.
Title: Tribal Sovereignty and e-Cigarette Companies: Emerging Concerns
Date: Friday, April 12, 2019
Time: 12 – 1 P.M. EDT
REGISTER NOW: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6960654470585054977
Char Day, Americans for Nonsmokers Rights
Joshua Hudson, National Native Network
Terra Houska, Great Plains Tribal Chairmen’s Health Board
Rae O’Leary, Canli Coalition
– Current Quitline Coverage: Getting Help to Quit Tobacco – who qualifies for quitline services
– Printable E-cigarette and vapor products webpage: http://www.doh.wa.gov/YouandYourFamily/Tobacco/OtherTobaccoProducts/ECigarettes.aspx
Health Education Resource Exchange
– Smoking Cessation During Pregnancy http://here.doh.wa.gov/materials/guidelines-smoking-pregnancy (For Providers)
– Substance Free for My Baby poster or patient handout
– Steps to Help you Quit Smoking: How Other Moms Have Quit: http://here.doh.wa.gov/materials/steps-to-quit-smoking-moms -printable booklet
American Cancer Society, Inc. (call 1.800.227.2345 for free copies)
– When Smokers quit: Benefits of Quitting (publication No.560200-Rev. 10/13) – Adult
– Living Smoke Free for You and Your Baby (publication No.271700-Rev.04/12) – Pregnant Women
AIHC Tobacco Use Project
Purpose: To prepare American Indian Health Commission (AIHC) and Tribal and Urban Health Indian (T/U) Leaders to use policy, system, and environmental changes to sustain tobacco prevention and control efforts in Indian Communities and reduce chronic disease rates related to tobacco use. There are four components of this project:
1. Prevention and Control Policy
* Work with leaders of AIHC to develop policy and education materials
2. Outreach and Education
* Engage T/U Leaders on need to sustain Washington State Quit Line
* Provide T/U Leaders with materials to educate state legislature
3. Tobacco Assessment
* Develop an assessment tool to gather information on status of tobacco activities and readiness for policy, systems, and environmental change
* Prepare a report on assessment findings, potential policy and practices, and recommended next steps
4. One-day Tobacco Event
* Lead coordination, promotion, and implementation of one-day tobacco event to maintain the linkage between DOH Tobacco Prevention and Control Program efforts and T/U Leaders.
Communication and Engagement
There are two primary communication issues critical to the success of this project. Communication Issues:
1. Garnering support from T/U Leaders for continuing policies in tobacco prevention and control efforts in Indian Country.
2. Engage T/U Leadership on need to sustain statewide smoking quit line, and urge them to educate State Legislators on benefits of services to tribal/urban communities throughout the state.
Presentation-Tribal Leaders’ Role in Creating and Sustaining Healthy Communities The Navajo Experience