In this issue of Healthy Living by Tobacco Free Allegheny:
This year’s skill-based conference will focus on addressing tobacco and behavioral health disparities through the lens of trauma informed care and resiliency.

Our call for presenters is now closed; however, we invite you to mark this date down on your calendar. Registration will be opening soon! In the meantime, resources from last year's conference are available for viewing here.
Registration is now open for our next quarterly coalition meeting. Please join us to learn about, and discuss, tobacco's impact on disparate populations, and the prevalence of co-existing conditions.


Archived resources from our previous coalition meetings may be viewed here.

E-cigarettes are very popular with youth, and their use is growing dramatically. Today, more high school students use e-cigarettes than regular cigarettes, and the use of e-cigarettes is higher among high school students than adults.

Scientists are still learning more about how e-cigarettes affect health, but we know that youth tobacco use in any form, including e-cigarettes, is unsafe.

As a response, we are providing an e-cigarette toolkit. This toolkit contains an e-cigarette fact sheet, an e-cigarette course for educators, as well as an e-cigarette course that can be used in the classroom. To view or download these materials, please click here.

We also encourage youth and adults to complete the "Taking Down Tobacco 101" online training offered by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids which provides strategies to help fight against Big Tobacco.

Recently, Pennsylvania State Senator Mario Scavello (R-40) released a co-sponsorship memo for a bill that would increase the minimum age of sale for tobacco products to 21. This important legislation will be introduced in the upcoming weeks and we need your help in contacting your state Senators to ask them for their support.

  • To view the co-sponsorship memo click here.
  • To contact your legislator, click here.
For additional information, fact sheets, advocate resources and more, you may download the Tobacco 21 toolkit, located here.
Feb 7 — #MSAinPA — Campaign kick-off webinar. To register, click here.
Feb 7 — UCSF Webinar — Year of Cessation 2019: An Update from CDC's Office on Smoking and Health. To register, click here.
Feb 14 — Valentine's Day — Learn more about smoking and cardiovascular disease here.
Feb 22 — The Great American Spit Out — Learn more about kicking chewing tobacco here.
Mar 14 — 3rd Quarter Coalition Meeting — Equitable Cessation: Tobacco and Disparate Populations. Learn more and/or register here.
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