Resources

The Emerging Science of E-Cigarette Use and Nicotine Addiction

This podcast overviews the science behind e-cigarette use of youth and adults, and discusses policy options available to states and territories to reduce e-cigarette exposure.

Part of TCN’s 2016-2017 Podcast Series

This podcast features Dr. Jay C. Butler (Alaska Department of Health and Social Services, and ASTHO President), Dr. Brian King (CDC Office on Smoking and Health), and Matthew Green (Washington State Department of Health). This podcast is moderated by Erin Boles-Welsh (Rhode Island Department of Health and TCN Chair-Elect).

Dr. Butler, Dr. King, and Matthew overview the science behind e-cigarette use of youth and adults in the context of addiction to nicotine, and discuss policy options available to states and territories to reduce e-cigarette exposure.

For more information on the 2017 ASTHO Presidents Challenge, “Public Health Approaches to Preventing Substance Misuse and Addictions,” please visit the ASTHO website.

TCN Tobacco State Success Stories

TCN has drafted a series of success stories that explore how state health departments and partner organizations have achieved tremendous tobacco control successes at the state and local levels.

ASTHO/TCN Tobacco and Health Equity Blog Post Series

TCN, in cooperation with ASTHO, is working to publish a three-part blog series exploring the intersection between tobacco control and health equity.


TCN, in cooperation with ASTHO, is working to publish a three-part blog series exploring the intersection between tobacco control and health equity. This blog series, which supports TCN’s Strategic Map by advancing health equity through tobacco control, is available to a diverse audience of state and territorial public health stakeholders through ASTHO’s State Public Health blog.

Calculating and Leveraging ROIs in Tobacco Control

This podcast overviews how to conduct ROIs in tobacco control and prevention, explores available resources for state and territorial tobacco control programs, and discuss the role ROIs can have in conveying the cost effectiveness of tobacco programs and initiatives.

Part of TCN’s 2016-2017 Podcast Series

This podcast features Dr. Jeffrey Fellows (Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research), Barry Sharp (Texas Department of State Health Services), and Meg Riordan (Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids). This podcast is moderated by Andrea Mowery (Vice President of ClearWay Minnesota and TCN Chair).

Jeff, Barry, and Meg share how to conduct ROIs in tobacco control and prevention, overview available resources for state and territorial tobacco control programs, and discuss the role ROIs can have in conveying the cost effectiveness of tobacco programs and initiatives.

For more information, please also see ASTHO’s online ROI tool designed to help state health departments and other stakeholders calculate the financial benefit of smoke-free multi-unit housing initiatives.

TCN Tobacco Policy Scans

TCN, with the support of the ASTHO State Health Policy team, conducted scans of three tobacco control policy areas in 2016. The following policy scan reports offer a snapshot of state level tobacco control policies and the policy landscape across the country.

TCN, with the support of the ASTHO State Health Policy team, conducted scans of three tobacco control policy areas in 2016. The following policy scan reports offer a snapshot of state level tobacco control policies and the policy landscape across the country.

Opportunities for Point of Sale Policy in Tobacco Control

This podcast discusses the role of community engagement in different state and municipal point of sale policies, and how their implementation can fit in to larger comprehensive tobacco control efforts.

Part of TCN’s 2016-2017 Podcast Series

This podcast features Allison Myers (Executive Director of Counter Tools), Cassandra Stepan (Local Tobacco Policy Planner at the Minnesota Department of Health), and Derek Smith (Director of the Tobacco-Free Project at the San Francisco Department of Public Health). This podcast is moderated by Erin Boles-Welsh (Tobacco Control Program Manager for the Rhode Island Department of Health and TCN Chair-Elect).

Allison, Cassandra, and Derek discuss the role of community engagement in different state and municipal point of sale policies, and how their implementation can fit in to larger comprehensive tobacco control efforts. This is the third of five podcasts of the 2016-2017 TCN Podcast Series.

Tobacco 21: National, State, and Local Perspectives

This podcast discusses discuss the evidence behind raising the minimum tobacco purchasing age to 21, and overviews how state and local tobacco control programs can work with community groups, legislators, and government bodies to pass and enforce Tobacco 21 legislation.

Part of TCN’s 2016-2017 Podcast Series

This podcast features Beverly May (Regional Advocacy Director for the Western States and National Project Manager for Raising the Tobacco Age to 21 for the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids), Scott Hall (Vice President for Strategic Initiatives at the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce), and Lila Johnson (Program Manager for the Tobacco Prevention and Education Program at the Hawaii State Department of Health). This podcast is moderated by Luci Longoria (Health Promotion Manager of the Oregon Health Authority and TCN Policy Chair).

Beverly, Scott, and Lila discuss the evidence behind raising the minimum tobacco purchasing age to 21, and overview how state and local tobacco control programs can work with community groups, legislators, and government bodies to pass and enforce Tobacco 21 legislation. This is the second of five podcasts of the 2016-2017 TCN Podcast Series.

State Tobacco Control Program Success Story Template

TCN developed this tool to support state tobacco control programs in their efforts to convey program value to congressional leaders. The template includes sections for state-specific information so that the tool can be tailored to the state and program. The user guide describes the use of the template and how to customize it.

TCN developed this tool to support state tobacco control programs in their efforts to convey program value to congressional leaders. The template includes sections for state-specific information so that the tool can be tailored to the state and program. The user guide describes the use of the template and how to customize it.

 

Communicating the Work of the TCN in New Ways

This podcast discusses how state tobacco control programs can use the TCN 2016-2017 Podcast Series, the TCN Policy Recommendations, and the TCN 2016 Spring Webinar Series, and how they can utilize these formats to communicate with their own partners and stakeholders.

Part of TCN’s 2016-2017 Podcast Series

This podcast features Andrea Mowery (Vice President of ClearWay Minnesota and current TCN Executive Committee Chair) and April Roeseler (Chief of the California Tobacco Control Program and former TCN Policy Chair). Andrea and April discuss how state tobacco control programs can use the TCN 2016-2017 Podcast Series, the TCN Policy Recommendations, and the TCN 2016 Spring Webinar Series, and how they can utilize these formats to communicate with their own partners and stakeholders. This is the first of five podcasts of the 2016-2017 TCN Podcast Series.

TCN's 2016 Policy Recommendations Guide

The Executive Leadership Committee of the Tobacco Control Network (TCN) is pleased to announce the release of its 2016 TCN Policy Recommendations document.

The TCN Policy Recommendations reflects our Network’s priorities – it declares a vision and direction for those policy and system changes which the TCN membership believe are most important to reducing and eliminating the health issues caused by tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure.

Building on the previous policy document, the 2016 TCN Policy Recommendations aim to prepare the TCN membership to meet the evolving demands of the tobacco control landscape. It is our hope that the 2016 TCN Policy Recommendations will be used to help shape effective tobacco control programs. State and territorial tobacco control programs found the 2012 version helpful in providing program direction, completing readiness assessments, developing their five-year National State-Based Tobacco Control workplans, and educating their state’s leadership about evidence-based tobacco control work.

Examining Education Disparities in Tobacco Use

This webinar explored the magnitude of disparities in tobacco use by educational attainment and socioeconomic status.

Webinar recording: May 25, 2016
Part of TCN’s Spring 2016 Webinar Series

Persons with low educational attainment are disproportionally impacted by tobacco use, and continue to be a priority population in tobacco control efforts. This final webinar in the TCN Spring Webinar Series explored the magnitude of disparities in tobacco use by educational attainment and socioeconomic status. During the webinar, presenters shared how to reach out to non-traditional partners to address this disparity and presented case studies examples demonstrating previous work with this population. This webinar featured presentations from Dwana Calhoun, Director of the Self-Made Health Network, and Yolanda Savage-Narva, Director of Health Equity at ASTHO.

Communicating Challenging Tobacco Control Policies with Executive Leadership

This webinar highlighted some challenging topics related to tobacco policy.

Webinar recording: April 25, 2016
Part of TCN’s Spring 2016 Webinar Series

Much of the success in the tobacco control field has come from different partners with different perspectives working together to arrive at complicated decisions that affect the public’s health. The second webinar of the TCN Spring Webinar Series highlighted some challenging topics related to tobacco policy. This webinar featured a dynamic array of speakers who discussed how they were able to achieve successes in tobacco policy areas with the support of their executive leadership. This webinar explored topics including, but not limited to, raising the tobacco purchasing age to 21, working to address health equity among LGBT communities, mentholated cigarettes, and the integration of tobacco and marijuana policy.

Best Practices for State Tobacco Control Leaders from the TCN 2016 Policy Recommendations

This webinar reviewed the 2016 Policy Recommendations and shared ways that state health tobacco control managers and other public health professionals can utilize the information to lead future evidence-based strategies in advancing tobacco control efforts.

Webinar recording: March 31, 2016
Part of TCN’s Spring 2016 Webinar Series

TCN’s Policy Recommendations inform the Network’s priorities and visions for ultimately reducing tobacco use and exposure to second hand smoke, and address tobacco-related disparities and other emerging issues in tobacco control. This webinar reviewed the recommendations and shared ways that state health tobacco control managers and other public health professionals can utilize the information to lead future evidence-based strategies in advancing tobacco control efforts.

Instituting Smoke-Free Public Housing Comment Letter

TCN submitted a comment to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development on its proposed rule regarding smoke-free public housing.

TCN submitted a comment to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development on its proposed rule regarding smoke-free public housing.

Update your state's listing

To update your state directory listing, please email:

tcn@astho.org
  • TCN’s 2016 Policy Recommendations contain specific priorities and guidance for effective tobacco control by state and territorial health agencies.