Tobacco Product Scientific Advisory Committee Meeting

March 30, 2010

The first meeting of the Tobacco Product Scientific Advisory Committee (TPSAC) is today, March 30, and tomorrow, March 31, at the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Conference Center.

The meeting is open to the public.  You may view the live Webcast here

For more information on TPSAC, click here

Phoenix Apartment Complex Goes Smokefree

March 26, 2010

Contact: Laurie Thomas
Maricopa County Tobacco Use Prevention Program
Phone: 480 540-6050

March 25, 2010


Manistee Manor Senior Apartments will go completely smokefree on April 1, 2010, according to Debi Widahl, property manager. This 75 multi housing unit is following the

July 2009 HUD document that “strongly recommended all HUD funded properties go smokefree or partially smokefree.”

A celebration will be held at Manistee Manor located at 7987 N. 53rd Ave. Glendale, AZ at 1 pm on Thursday, April 1. An award will be presented by the Maricopa County Tobacco Use Prevention Program. Read the rest of this entry »

Students push for smoke-free ASU

March 26, 2010
Campuses will vote soon on expanding ban to outdoors

by Anne Ryman
The Arizona Republic
March 25, 2010
About a dozen people sit outside Arizona State University’s Memorial Union as twilight envlops the Tempe Campus. Cigarette smoke wafts from a handful of tables. Inside a student group prepares to discuss whether the nation’s largest public university should ban smoking outdoors.

Outside, Amro Bissat, a 22-year-old civil-engineering major, fires up a Marlboro Lights cigarette and admits he likes the freedom of being able to smoke outdoors. It would be a hassle to leave campus or go to a designated area to smoke, he said. “I like to be able to sneak a smoke between classes.” Read the rest of this entry »

Arizona Youth Mobilizing Activities for National Kick Butts Day

March 23, 2010

March 22, 2010

Youth Statewide Mobilizing for Activities
For National Kick Butts Day, March 24, 2010

PHOENIX — Young people from across Arizona are joining thousands of kids across the country who are taking part in the fifteenth annual Kick Butts Day (KBD), a national day of activism that empowers youth to speak up and take action against tobacco use. Read the rest of this entry »

January TRUST Minutes

March 22, 2010

March 22, 2010

Please see the link below for the January TRUST minutes.

Minutes 1 26 10

Congress Approves Bill in Curbing Internet Tobacco Sales

March 18, 2010

March 17, 2010

Congress Approves Bill Curbing Internet Tobacco Sales in Victory for Kids and Taxpayers

Statement of Matthew L. Myers
President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids

WASHINGTON, DC (March 17, 2010) – Voting 387 to 25, the U.S. House of Representatives today gave final congressional approval to the Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking (PACT) Act, legislation to curtail the growing sales of tax-evading, low-cost cigarettes and other tobacco products over the Internet and through the mail.  Passage of this legislation is a milestone in the fight to keep kids from smoking and prevent tax evasion that costs state and federal taxpayers billions each year. Read the rest of this entry »

New Study: Camel No. 9 Campaign a Favorite Among Teen Girls

March 18, 2010

March 15, 2010
Source: American Legacy Foundation

Disturbing New Data Reveal Teens More Likely to Smoke as a Result Washington, D.C. – A new study by the University of California at San Diego and Legacy shows that the 2007 R.J. Reynolds’ cigarette campaign, Camel No. 9, may have been effective in encouraging young girls to start smoking.

The study, being released by the American Academy of Pediatrics, looked at teens’ responsiveness to different tobacco marketing campaigns over the past five years and concluded that even after legal restrictions in the Master Settlement Agreement prohibited the targeting of teens through advertising, teens continued to be responsive to tobacco marketing and those who were receptive to it were 50 percent more likely to start smoking as a result. Read the rest of this entry »