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12 May 2014

Issue: 17

More Information on E-Cigarettes Coming to Light Did you hear about the 10 month old boy who accidentally swallowed the refill liquid for an e-cigarette? Fortunately, he recovered from the incident. A small amount of the liquid could kill an adult, much less an infant. The number of calls to poison control centers for nicotine poisoning from e-cigarettes has shown a dramatic increase in the last four years.

While in 2010, there was about one such report a month in February 2014 there were 215 calls related to poisoning from the liquid nicotine used in e-cigarettes. Also related to ecigarettes, Legacy for Health published a new report entitled Vaporized: E-Cigarettes, Advertising, and Youth. The report examines the increased

use of e-cigarettes by teens and discusses major tobacco companies getting into the ecigarette market. See the report at: version/1/file/LEG-VaporizedE-cig_Report-May2014.pdf

Read more here

Additional information found here and also here.

Flavored Tobacco – Back in the News In a recent analysis done by researchers at Portland State University, there was correlation found between the flavorings used in “little cigars” and those in popular candy and flavored drinks. In fact it was discovered that the little cigars have more concentration of the flavors than candy or child specific drinks.

“The same, familiar, chemical-specific flavor sensory cues that are associated with fruit flavors in popular candy and drink products are being exploited in the engineered designs of flavored tobacco products,” the researchers wrote in their letter. “What we are seeing is truly candy-flavored tobacco.”

In The News National Women’s Health Week In Nevada 14 Area Businesses Cited for Selling Alcohol to Minors 40 Isn’t Too Old To Start Intensive Exercise

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, most teens who smoke the little cigars do not want to quit. Read more information here. Additional information here and here.

National Prevention Week Our Lives. Our Health. Our Future. May 18 - 24, 2014 National Prevention Week is a SAMHSA-supported annual health observance dedicated to increasing public awareness of substance abuse and mental health issues. Learn more here! This publication was supported in whole or in part by the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health, Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Agency (SAPTA) through State General Funds and/or the SAPT Block Grant for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the U.S. DHHS, SAMHSA, or the State of Nevada.

OJJDP Funding for National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention Project Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) recently announced a funding opportunity for the fiscal year 2014 National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention Expansion Project. OJJDP will select as many as five new sites, using a competitive selection process, to join the National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention.

The National Forum on Youth Violence Prevention is a collaboration that supports and enhances communities’ capacity to combat youth and gang violence by applying evidence-based prevention, intervention, law enforcement, and reentry strategies.

FAQs about this funding opportunity are here. Other grant opportunities with OJJDP are found here.

Applications are due by June 23, 2014.

Upcoming Events National Conference on Tobacco and Behavioral Health May 19-20, 2014 Bethesda The goal of this conference is to provide a platform for attendees to share their perspectives on how the health system working collaboratively can decrease the statistics regarding a higher rate of nicotine dependence in individuals with a behavioral health condition. Participants will hear from, and exchange ideas with, national leaders, public health cessation experts, policy makers, researchers, and behavioral health prevention and treatment experts.

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Summer Public Health Institute 2014 May 27 – June 13, 2014 The Summer Public Health Institute, now in its 13th year, offers courses for students and practice professionals in public health and related fields. Courses are intensive, highly interactive. For more information contact: Summer Public Health Institute, 2221 University Avenue SE #110, Minneapolis, MN 55414  Telephone: 612-626-8434  Email:

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Girls Matter! Webinar Series SAMHSA’s six-part Girls Matter! webinar series addresses adolescent girls’ behavioral health. It is at the midway point. There is still time to register and join the discussion about girls’ behavioral health on social media with hashtag #girlsmatter2014. Digital Girls: Tuesday, May 20, 2014 Sanctuary and Supports for Girls in Crisis: June 10, 2014 The Power of Youth Development and Recovery Supports: June 24, 2014

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