Chicago Tobacco Prevention Project Media Materials

Below are press releases, media advisories and other documents assembled by Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago for Chicago Tobacco Prevention Project events and announcements. Click the links to download the PDFs.

January 12, 2012

Advisory: City Colleges of Chicago Announces Tobacco-Free Campus Policy

December 2011: Quit Smoking Resources

Chicago Tobacco Prevention Project shares tips for New Year's resolution-makers who want to quit smoking
December 28, 2011

Chicago Tobacco Prevention Project offers local resources to help people keep New Year's resolutions to quit smoking
December 21, 2011

Quit Week 2011: November 10 to 17

Local hospitals lead the way toward better health with tobacco-free campuses
November 17, 2011

Quit Week promotes resources to help veterans kick the habit
November 11, 2011

Chicago Tobacco Prevention Project announces tobacco "Quit Week"
November 10, 2011

September 6, 2011

CDC Vital Signs Report: National smoking rates won’t reach 2020 health goal

September 1, 2011

Beacon Therapeutic helps clients, staff call it quits

July 14, 2011

CDC report: removing smoking from youth movies decreases youth tobacco use

July 11, 2011

Local housing organizations receive grants to pilot and promote smoke-free housing

June 29, 2011

National youth smoking prevention tour hits Taste of Chicago this Thursday

June 20, 2011

Release: FDA to unveil final graphic warning labels for tobacco packaging and advertisements

June 15, 2011

Release: Scholarships, prizes awarded for youth anti-smoking commercials

June 14, 2011

Advisory: Chicago Bulls' Luol Deng to shoot hoops with teens from Chicago Housing Authority's West Haven neighborhood, promote tobacco-free living

May 31, 2011

The Chicago Tobacco Prevention Project observes World No Tobacco Day on May 31

May 17, 2011

Advisory: Chicago Tobacco Prevention Project offers grants up to $10,000 for Piloting and Promoting Smoke-free Homes

Release: Chicago teens compete for votes to get their anti-tobacco commercials on the air

 

March 18, 2011

Advisory: FDA Advisory Committee concludes African-Americans and youth would benefit from removal of menthol cigarettes from the marketplace


February 22, 2011 

Contest invites teens to “Be a little famous, make a big difference” by creating their own anti-tobacco TV or radio commercial


January 7, 2011 

New FDA guidelines bolster local efforts to curb tobacco use in Chicago

December 30, 2010  

Chicago’s smoke-free law more popular than local sports teams


December 22, 2010

Chicago Tobacco Prevention Project offers local resources to help people keep New Year's resolutions to quit smoking

December 13, 2010

Release: Doctors call for smoke-free housing for all children

Advisory: Doctors call for smoke-free housing for all children – interviews available


December 9, 2010

Release: Exposure to tobacco smoke causes immediate damage, says new Surgeon General’s report


November 13, 2010

Release: Tobacco prevention “BE A QUITTER” event features Kevin Butler, free lung health testing at Bears/Vikings game this weekend

Advisory: Tobacco prevention “BE A QUITTER” event at Bears/Vikings game Sunday


November 10, 2010

Media advisory: FDA releases new regulations for warning labels on tobacco packaging

Sampling of proposed FDA labels

November 9, 2010

Press release: Chicago renters willing to pay more for smoke-free housing

Study results: Summary of findings

Study results: Topline findings

Fact sheet: Smoke-free housing benefits for apartment managers and owners

Fact sheet: Making your condo building smoke-free

November 5, 2010

Chicago Tobacco Prevention Project announces Quit Week


September 17, 2010: Community partners announced

Press release: Local organizations to receive more than $2 million for tobacco prevention efforts

List of announced community partners

Media advisory: Press conference today at 11


July 22, 2010

Largest national youth smoking prevention tour hits Chicago


July 9, 2010

National youth smoking prevention tour hits Chicago this weekend


June 18, 2010

New FDA regulations prevent kids from smoking, help smokers quit


April 22, 2010

Secretary Sebelius joins public housing residents to support smoke-free homes, calls for community involvement to reduce smoking rates in Chicago.

Media advisory


March 19, 2010

Press release: Chicago awarded $11.5 million to decrease tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke

Project Overview

MAPPS Strategies

Tobacco use among vulnerable populations

Smoking rates among vulnerable populations (graph)

Economic impact

Media advisory

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