On Dec. 11, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a request for information (RFI) on advancing tobacco control practices to prevent tobacco use among youth and young adults, eliminate exposure to secondhand smoke and identify and eliminate tobacco-related disparities.
We submitted a comment letter in response to the RFI that focused on advancing control practices to reduce and eliminate tobacco use among youth and young adults, including the use of e-cigarettes. We thanked the administration for its efforts to address this growing issue and emphasized the importance of a proactive approach to identifying effective treatment options for nicotine addiction, increased access to educational resources and the exploration of policy options geared towards prevention in the letter. We thank member hospitals for their feedback on innovative approaches to addressing e-cigarette use that informed our comments.
CHA Contact: Rachel Bonesteel