What's New at RI Tobacco Control Network


November 18-23, 1999

11/22/99 Press release for National Cancer Institute's 430-page report on Environmental Tobacco Smoke (including instructions on how to order the full report).

On-line version of revised/updated ACS SmokeFree Dining Guide

September 23-24, 1999

More restaurants added to SmokeFree Dining Guide

More factsheets and links added:

"Bidi Use Among Urban Youth -- Massachusetts, March-April 1999"  (Link to article in Sept. 17, 1999 MMWR , on CDC website-  http://www.cdc.gov/epo/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm4836a2.htm)

Facts on Youth Smoking, Health, and Performance  (CDC factsheet - 1994)

Health Effects of Smoking Among Young People  (CDC factsheet - Aug. 1996)

Parents—Help Keep Your Kids Tobacco-Free  (CDC factsheet)

September 11-14, 1999

More restaurants, especially Providence East Side and Jamestown, added to SmokeFree Dining Guide.

More links and factsheets added:  

commercial health website by former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop   http://www.drkoop.com

Gene Borio's Tobacco BBS website, with an amazing range of information and links to resources, including a detailed history/timeline of tobacco from 1492 on. Check it out!   (assorted tidbits from the history will appear as a regular feature in the SmokeFree Times newsletter)   http://www.tobacco.org

National statistics on Smoking; Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD); Lung Cancer  (a variety of documents and graphs in .PDF format - there's a link to download Adobe Acrobat Reader if you don't have it).  (link to American Lung Assn. website  http://www.lungusa.org/data/index2.html)

Healthy Schools, Healthy Kids  (link to website - RI Dept. of Health & Dept. of Educ.)  

"Quitting Smoking"  (ALA factsheet - 1998) 

"Secondhand Smoke and Children"  (ALA factsheet - 4/99)

"Teenage Tobacco Use"   (July 1999 update of ALA factsheet)

Link to image comparison of healthy lung vs. lung with emphysema   

"International Consultation on Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) and Child Health" Table of Contents, Executive Summary, and Introduction, plus link to full report   (WHO report - 1/99)

World Bank report on "Governments and the Economics of Tobacco Control"  (Click  here to read summary, and for link to full report on WHO website)

July 30-31, 1999

More restaurants added to SmokeFree Dining Guide

New link to RI School Tobacco Policies (on DOH/Project ASSIST website)

List of RI Municipal Ordinances related to tobacco has been repaired

June 26-28, 1999  

Major update of RI Smokefree Dining Guide  [Click here to go there]

Note--Wright's Chicken Farm Restaurant going smokefree on July 1 !!

June 12, 1999

IRS allows some medical deductions for quit smoking programs/medications (Read Boston Globe article - 6/11/99)

New link to CyberIsle website--prevention website for youth [go to links page]

May 28, 1999

Added on Factsheet page:  

WHO's "Framework  Convention for Tobacco Control--A Treaty for Public Health--Summary"      (SCARCNET Action Alert - 5/28/99)

"Health Department Lauds Study Showing Smoke-Free Restaurants Good for Tourism" (link to RI DOH website - Press Release - 5/25/99)

May 21, 1999

Added new link to Massachusetts Dept. of Health's new website "Get Outraged" --express outrage over tobacco industry tactics and the 3,000 U.S children who start smoking every day.  http://www.getoutraged.com

May 10, 1999

The reference page has expanded so much that it is now in two separate parts--one page for factsheets and articles, and another page for the links to other tobacco-related websites.  Check it out!

Go to factsheets page

Go to list of other websites

The SmokeFree Times newsletter is now on-line.  Read the May '99 issue.

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