ARIZONANS CONCERNED
ABOUT SMOKING, INC.

"Our   
purpose   
is to   
save   
lives."   
Apr 11 2015
(Original) Photographs by Getty Images
Curt Schilling
Well, the rest of your life up to
the point when you are
diagnosed with cancer. I get what
you’re thinking. You’re 16 — you’
re invincible, just like all your
buddies. If you were to jump
ahead 33 years, you couldn’t
write a better dream than the one
your life is going to be.
Dear 16-year-old Curt,
Tomorrow at lunch, a kid is going to dare
you to take a dip of Copenhagen. If you say
yes, like I did, you’ll be addicted for the
rest of your life.
Nicotine and the Developing Human:
A Neglected Element in the Electronic Cigarette Debate
Published Online: March 16, 2015                  http://www.ajpmonline.org/article/S0749-3797(15)00035-5/fulltext   - or -  
http://acasinc.org/nicotineanddevelopinghuman.pdf

With Thanks to: Karen Zielaski, Project Manager, Consultant, healthypolicies@earthlink.net, 480.678.3869
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Tobacco 21 (T21) in Arizona
​Tobacco 21 or T21 is a fairly new tobacco control effort in Arizona however it is gathering momentum.  On 06/02/2016 Yavapai Anti-Tobacco Coalition of
Youth (YATCY) educated the Cottonwood City Council to pass an ordinance to raise the age to purchase tobacco products and e-cigarettes from 18 to 21.  
Cottonwood is Arizona's 1st T21 Community!  ​Effective 08/11/17 we are very proud to announce that the Cochise County Youth Health Coalition (DCrew)
educated the Douglas City Council to also pass an ordinance to raise the age to purchase tobacco products and e-cigarettes from 18 to 21.  
Douglas is
Arizona's 2nd T21 Community!
 Effective 09/01/19 we are again very proud to announce that Coconino Anti-Tobacco Students (CATS) and Arizona
Students Aiming for Prevention (ASAP) educated the Flagstaff City Council to adopt a national role-model Tobacco 21 Policy at the City Council meeting on
July 02, 2019 and they passed it unanimously!  
Flagstaff is Arizona's 3rd T21 Community!  On 09.23.19 the Goodyear City Council passed a Tobacco 21
ordinance.  
Goodyear is Arizona's 4th T21 Community!  On 10.22.19, and after over a year of consideration, the Tucson City Council voted 6-1 to also
adopt a national role-model T21 policy/ordinance.  
Tucson is Arizona's 5th T21 Community!  

Here's the national Tobacco 21 website (Tobacco21.org) with more information including a state-by-state analysis of Tobacco 21 status/achievements:
E-Cigarettes Cessation
 Resources provided by Truth Initiative
E-Cigarettes - Truth Initiative

Is your kid using JUUL or another e-cigarette?  Here's how you can help them
quit
Read this article
(see QUITTING RESOURCES)

How to quit JUUL
Read this article

How much nicotine is in JUUL? Read this article

This is Quitting

Text 'DITCHJUUL' to 88709 to leave JUUL or your E-Cigarette
AND GET FREE ADVICE, TIPS and INSPIRATION for QUITTING.
Test
QUITNOW to 202-759-6436 (sms 1-202-759-6436) to quit cigarettes

Additional Resources provided by Pima County Health Department:

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"The Arizona Community Foundation and
its Affiliates are a statewide philanthropy
and partnership of donors, volunteers,
staff, nonprofit organizations and the
community working together to empower
and align philanthropic interests with
community needs and build a legacy of
giving."
Arizonans Concerned About Smoking, Inc., a 501(c)(3) Corporation, would like to expressour appreciation for
partial funding provided by
Arizona Community Foundation.
With your generous support, we are able to blaze new trails into areas where others fear to tread.
We can continue our life-saving health educational efforts thanks to you.
"Partial funding provided by the Arizona Community Foundation"
ACAS
HELP ADVANCE SMOKE-FREE ARIZONA (SFA), Become a SFA Advocate
Smoke-Free Arizona has been the law since May 01, 2007;
however un-lawful smoking sometimes continues to occur
well within 20 feet of all Arizona Business entrances.

How Arizona Businesses Can Comply with the Law:  
Smoke-Free Arizona Business Compliance

How to Report a Violation (iPhone and Android Apps are
available):  
Smoke-Free Arizona Report Violations

The public is encouraged to report businesses that are not in
compliance with the Smoke-Free Arizona Act to the Arizona
Department of Health Services. Complainants may choose to
remain anonymous. County health departments are in charge of
investigating complaints about violations of the Smoke-Free
Arizona Act.
Smoke Free Arizona Act:
HERE
To learn more or if You have questions call us at (480) 733-5864.
Is this what You sometimes see at Arizona Business entrances?  If so, please
report it.  You can report it easily and anonymously or by submitting an
on-line complant.  See how to report a violation on the left.  To submit a
complaint You can also call (877) 429-6676.  Thank You for being a SFA
Advocate in Your Community!
ACAS along with other Arizona organizations held a 'Holistic Approach to the E-Cigarette Epidemic' Workgroup
meeting on 08.07.19.  Because of that meeting we want to immediately provide the following resources:  

E-Cigarette Overview
HERE

Youth Use of E-Cigarettes and other Vaping Products HERE  

Know the Risks - Learn how nicotine addiction affects the teen brain
HERE

American Lung Association Offers Vape Talk Conversation Guide HERE   

Tobacco/Nicotine Youth Cessation options (see below)

(Stay tuned and watch this space for more details)
Preventing Tobacco Addiction Foundation




Please contact us at (480) 733-5864 for more information or to learn how to make Tobacco 21 a reality in your community here in Arizona.