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FDA Proposes Rules to Help Prevent Youth Initiation and Reduce Tobacco-Related Disease and Death

On April 28, 2022, there was big news in the world of tobacco prevention and control! The FDA proposed new rules to prohibit menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars, with the…
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Clearing the Air at Maysville, Iowa Parks

The Iowa Smoke Free Air Act, which celebrated its 13th anniversary in 2021, prohibits smoking in places like restaurants, theaters and other workplaces; however, it does not extend to smokeless…
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Recording Available of UnityPoint’s Breathe Easier: Virtual Education Event

Black men are disproportionately affected by lung cancer – at least 30% higher than among white men – despite having similar smoking rates. UnityPoint Health is offering the Black Men’s…
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First TFQC Champion Award with More to Come Soon

The first TFQC Champion Award was given out to Genesis Health System on October 28th, 2021. The award was accepted by Jamie Smith, Tobacco Cessation Coordinator at Genesis’ Cardiopulmonary Rehab…
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TFQC Releases FY21 Year in Review

TFQC’s partnering organizations and local tobacco program coordinators are celebrating a successful fiscal year! Despite facing additional challenges due to the pandemic, community impacts were made in the areas of…
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Local Tobacco Program Coordinators Promote Tobacco Cessation in Behavioral Health

Approximately one in four U.S. adults has some form of behavioral health condition.  While only comprising 25% of the adult population, these individuals consume almost 40% of all cigarettes smoked…
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