Every year on May 31st, the World Health Organization and multiple partners band together to highlight the health risks associated with tobacco use and advocate for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption.
This year’s World No Tobacco Day will promote the theme “Ban tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship“.
The ultimate goal of World No Tobacco Day is to contribute to protect present and future generations not only from these devastating health consequences, but also against the social, environmental and economic scourges of tobacco use and exposure to tobacco smoke.
Specific objectives of the 2013 campaign are to:
spur countries to implement WHO FCTC Article 13 and its Guidelines to comprehensively ban tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship such that fewer people start and continue to use tobacco; and
drive local, national and international efforts to counteract tobacco industry efforts to undermine tobacco control, specifically industry efforts to stall or stop comprehensive bans on tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship.
To learn more about World No Tobacco Day, get No Tobacco Day resources, and find out how you can make a difference visit here.
What: This event showcases cutting edge research on substance abuse. Specifically, it will cover the effects of daily cannabis smoking on the brain, behavior and the body.
When: Thursday, April 4th. Reception will be held from 3:30-4:30 PM with the lecture taking place from 4:45-6:00 PM.
Where: The reception will be held in Room 1680 of the School of Public Health Building I. The lecture will be held in the School of Public Health Building II in Room M1020 (map).
Who: Dr. Marilyn Huestis is the speaker. She is the Chief of the Chemistry and Drug Metabolism Intramural Research Program for the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
Why: Anyone interested in substance abuse research should attend this wonderful event.
February is American Heart Month and this Thursday is Valentine’s Day, so what better time than now to improve your heart health by quitting smoking?!
Even if you have tried to quit before unsuccessfully, try again! There are many different supports available.
Check out just a few below:
- Looking for free resources? Visit UHS today to pick up a free Quit Kit in Room 2110 or grab some coupons for nicotine replacement products from the UHS pharmacy. The Michigan Department of Community Health also offers free information on quitting online and has a toll-free Tobacco Quit Line (800-480-7848).
- Are you on the U-M Student Health Insurance Plan? Then, you have access to the one-year Quit Tobacco program provided by Healthyroads, a leading provider of tobacco cessation programs. You’ll get free personal counseling from health professionals that can help find what works for you. Check it out here!
- Are you a senior? Call the Turner Senior Resource Center at (734)-998-6622 for information on their proven program with a high success rate!
- Are you a veteran? Join a free 7 week group program with a focus is on smoking reduction and/or cessation using nicotine replacement techniques and Zyban. Call 734-769-7100 or toll-free 800-361-8387
- Are you looking for a 12 Step Program? Visit here for a group meeting near you.
- Or, would you prefer an online program? The American Lung Association offers a free online program for smoking cessation called Freedom from Smoking Online.
- Would you like online encouragement and support? Follow @CDCTobaccoFree, @SmokefreeWomen, @SmokefreeGov, @LungAssociation, and/or @AmericanCancer for tips and prompters on quitting smoking!
For more information on quitting, please visit here.