New Webinar: Riding the Vape Train: Pairing Comprehensive TRL with Flavored Tobacco Bans

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PHLC in collaboration with Santa Barbara County Public Health Department’s Tobacco Prevention Program. Santa Barbara County passed two local ordinances on comprehensive TRL. This webinar talks about advocacy and legal work that happened  to pass two local ordinances in Santa Barbara County, and the lessons learned about the implementation phase of comprehensive new sales restrictions.

 

WATCH THE WEBINAR HERE!

 

Upcoming Webinars

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Tobacco Product Waste Prevention and Mitigation Registration

Cigarette butts, packaging, and electronic cigarette materials/pods are the single most collected items on beach and urban cleanups worldwide. This waste has implications for environmental degradation due to the chemicals leached from the waste products and for human and animal health. Recent research suggests that cleanup, prevention, and mitigation of such waste has significant negative economic externalities, which are costs borne by others than the users of these products, including communities, taxpayers, and voluntary organizations.

Raquel Fernandez Megina of Nofumadores.org in Spain will discuss cigarette butt pollution and her smoke-free beaches initiative. Dr. Thomas Novotny of San Diego State University & Cigarette Butt Project will discuss the policy implications of tobacco product waste prevention and mitigation with a focus on how such policies fit within the end game on tobacco and how to shift accountability for tobacco waste upstream to the tobacco industry. Hudson Kingston of the Public Health Law Center will describe how tobacco control can learn from the Environmental Justice movement and use available tools to protect the environment to promote health equity.

 

Register Here:

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_D1QRYptwQNaLVmCFMnFY4w?eType=EmailBlastContent&eId=ee214355-71ab-420d-8e7f-82db607b9ba4

 


 

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Register here: 

http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07egw8yjtdd2062c1d&llr=eh7qfejab

Upcoming Webinar: Riding the Vape Train: Pairing Comprehensive TRL With Flavored Tobacco Bans

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Cities and counties interested in comprehensive tobacco retail licensing (TRL) and flavored tobacco bans should attend the August 25th webinar “Riding the Vape Train: Pairing Comprehensive TRL with Flavored Tobacco Bans.” The Law & Policy Partnership to End the Commercial Tobacco Epidemic will be joined by staff from the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department to talk about the advocacy and legal work that happened to pass two local ordinances in Santa Barbara County, and the lessons learned about the implementation phase of comprehensive new sales restrictions.

Register now for this August 25 (10 a.m. PT) webinar.

For more information, please contact Andrew Twinamatsiko

Funding Opportunities

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New California Grants Portal

This month, the California State Library launched the California Grants Portal. This website provides a single portal to find all state grant and loan opportunities offered on a first-come or competitive basis. Visit grants.ca.gov to discover the diversity of grant opportunities available from state agencies.  

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Tobacco Enforcement Funds Available – RFPs due August 7th!

New Tobacco Enforcement Funds are now available through the Office of the Attorney General. As a result of Proposition 56, the Office of the Attorney General makes these annual funds available to local law enforcement agencies through the California Department of Justice Tobacco Grant Program. For Fiscal Year 2020-2021 a total of $28.5 million in grant funding is available statewide.

Any local public agency within the State of California that has the authority to enforce tobacco-related state laws or local ordinances is eligible to apply. Last day to apply is Friday, August 7, 2020.

Contact TobaccoGrantRFP@doj.ca.gov with questions.

Learn More About Enforcement Funds Here

Racial Equity Webinar Recording is Ready!

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We want to thank all of those who joined us for our “21 Day Challenge Racial Equity Webinar Panel” on July 9th! Our incredible speakers delivered powerful, personal, and informative presentations to us on racial discrimination and systemic racism and how those ideas intersect with commercial tobacco control and health equity.

Thank you to our amazing speakers!

Dr. Valerie Yerger (The LOOP)

Evi Hernandez (Hispanic Latinx Coordinating Center)

Carol McGruder (AMPLIFY; AATCLC)

Rod Lew (APPEAL; SPARC)

Lou Moerner (The LOOP; American Indian/Alaska Native Advocate & Researcher) 

 

WATCH HERE!

 


 

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Next Steps:

We are reviewing the survey feedback and are exploring options for extending this initiative moving forward. We’ll be sure to keep you posted!
We also want to thank all of those who have already reached out to us for Tailored Assistance on various topics and areas of expertise! As always, The LOOP Team and our extended team of Tailored Assistance Trainers are happy to help!

The LOOP’s 21 Day Racial Equity Challenge Panel

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Thursday, July 9th, 2020

10am-11:15am

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In today’s world, change is happening all around us – at an even faster pace than we’ve seen in a long time. Change is inevitable and, often, a good thing. But change isn’t always easy. It means breaking long-standing habits that all of us have created – that includes behaviors, mindsets, and even our environments.

 

Here at The LOOP, we see health equity as part of the larger social justice solution. In our field, we must recognize bias and how various policies can negatively impact people of color, in particular. We must understand the creation and perpetuation of systemic racism before we can create solutions. Thus, borrowing from the concept created by the America & Moore consulting firm, we are challenging ourselves and our LOOP community to take part in a 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge so we can both take an introspective journey and learn more about the experiences of others.

 

As our 21 day racial equity challenge winds down, we will be bringing together a community of speakers to touch on the intersection of health and race on July 9, 2020 at 10 am. Over the course of 21 days we have asked you to engage with brief activities (read, listen, watch, etc) to explore your own biases, learn about race issues, and the impact of race on the health of our black and brown communities and how to get involved. In honor of George Floyd each speaker will have exactly 8 minutes and 46 seconds to share a statement. We hope that you are able to join us and share what you have learned in this 21 day process.

 

Speakers:

Dr. Valerie Yerger (The LOOP)

Evi Hernandez (Hispanic Latinx Coordinating Center)

Carol McGruder (AMPLIFY; AATCLC)

Rod Lew (APPEAL; SPARC)

Lou Moerner (The LOOP; American Indian/Alaska Native Advocate & Researcher)

Queen Chela (The UWC)

 

Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4566293088803086094

The LOOP 21 Day Racial Equity Challenge

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Why Take the Challenge?

In today’s world, change is happening all around us – at an even faster pace than we’ve seen in a long time. Change is inevitable and, often, a good thing. But change isn’t always easy. It means breaking long-standing habits that all of us have created – that includes behaviors, mindsets, and even our environments.

Here at The LOOP, we see health equity as part of the larger social justice solution. In our field, we must recognize bias and how various policies can negatively impact people of color, in particular. We must understand the creation and perpetuation of systemic racism before we can create solutions. Thus, borrowing from the concept created by the America & Moore consulting firm, we are challenging ourselves and our LOOP community to take part in a 21-Day Racial Equity Challenge so we can both take an introspective journey and learn more about the experiences of others.

Starting TODAY, Juneteenth (June 19th), visit our LOOP Facebook page and consider participating in the “Watch,” “Listen,” “Read,” “Notice” or other tasks that will be posted daily. We will close out the challenge on July 9th with an online speaker series featuring a group of experts who will each speak for 8 minutes and 46 seconds exactly in honor of George Floyd.

We hope you’ll take this journey with us!

Follow Us on Facebook to Join the Challenge

 

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Some Community Updates You Should Know About

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Paid Media Planning Webinar Series

As previously announced, the California Tobacco Control Program’s (CTCP) regional in-person Paid Media Planning Trainings have been canceled. In their place, CTCP’s Media Unit is hosting a two-part series of webinar trainings. The webinars will feature much of the same content as the trainings and build on the 2018 Paid Media Technical Assistance Sessions and Communications Plan Trainings to offer attendees a deeper look into best practices of paid media. All CTCP-funded partners are invited to attend. Please see below for dates and times:
Paid Media Planning: Aligning Media and Campaign Efforts Webinar | Tuesday, July, 14 from 10:00-11:30 am
Topics will include aligning paid media to best support project objectives and building communications plans.
Paid Media Planning: Paid Social and Digital Media Webinar | Tuesday, July 21 from 10:00-11:30 am
Topics will include digital tactics to consider at the local level and paid social media.
For details and to register, please visit: http://www.cvent.com/d/hnq6h8.

For more information, please contact Amelia Anderson, 916-449-5470

 

webinar picWebinar: New Way To Submit TA Requests and Refresher On Tobacco Education Clearinghouse Of California (TECC) Services

Starting June 1, 2020 TECC will implement a new way to submit technical assistance (TA) requests!
Please join us on this webinar: TECC Support 101: Technical Assistance for Educational Material Development on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 from 2:00PM – 3:00 PM to learn about how to submit TA requests in MatTrack and the services we provide for your educational material needs. This webinar is great for new and existing projects.

For more information, please contact Claudia Medina, (916) 883-0116

 

nicotine patchOver 1500 Free Nicotine Patches Mailed To Eligible Smokers Who Called The Helpline

The California Smokers’ Helpline sent out 1,500 two-week nicotine patch starter kits to eligible smokers over the past month. Thank you for continuing to promote the Helpline and this offer in your community. Let’s keep the momentum going to help people quit!
Cigarette smokers over 18-years-old who call 1-800-NO-BUTTS (1-800-662-8887) can receive a free, two-week starter kit of nicotine patches mailed to their home, while supplies last. The nicotine patches are made possible through a Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program grant.
CA Quits collaborated with several Statewide Coordinating Centers to develop flyers tailored to different populations. Download the flyers here: https://cdn2.hubspot.net/hubfs/131650/CSH-NRT-Starter-Flyer.pdf

For more information, please contact Lesley Phillips, (858) 3001051