ADHS Tobacco Summit
We hope you have calendared the upcoming 2nd Annual ADHS Tobacco Summit "Celebrating Success: Where Do We Go From Here?"
on Wednesday, February 22 from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm at the Black Canyon Conference Center in Phoenix. This
is a premiere gathering of speakers in the U.S. tobacco control movement. Topics include: Tobacco 21; The Future
of Cessation and Quitlines; Youth and Vaping; Smoking Cessation and Mental Health; Tobacco Use and Cessation Among Gender
Sexual Minorities (LGBTQ).
Your County tobacco and chronic disease directors have been invited, but this is a special invitation for you. We
need your help to provide the direction and inertia needed for the next big drop in Arizona tobacco use.
Free Registration at tobaccosummit.com
Arizona's smoking rates are at 14 percent, the lowest they have ever been; the statistics, however, show that tobacco use
remains the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S.
In our opinion, there is no better place to live than Arizona. The people in this great state are among the finest you will
find anywhere. That's why we are dedicated to making sure each resident is given the best chance at a happy, healthy and
productive life. In the area of health, there is some work to do, work we can all join in on. That's why mayors all across
Arizona are being invited. It's been almost 20 years since the "smelly puking habit" campaign to diminish the use of tobacco
was used in Arizona. Now, Arizona's smoking rates are at 14 percent, the lowest they have ever been; the statistics, however,
show that tobacco use remains the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S.
There are 200,000 fewer smokers in Arizona than existed in 2011. This decrease is in part due to the contributions of the
health-care community, community-based organizations and tools like the Arizona Smokers' Helpline. But, we know it is also
due to the effort of folks committed to quitting and their loved ones who encouraged and supported them. Arizona
wants to have the lowest smoking rate in the U.S. by 2020. This means there is still more to do.
League of Arizona Cities and Towns
1820 W. Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85007