12/11/2017ESSB 5131 CHANGES IN ADVERTISEMENT
12/12/2017COURT ORDERS TOBACCO COMPANIES TO RUN CORRECTIVE ADS

Court orders tobacco companies to run corrective statement ads

 

Kitsap County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalitions and the Kitsap Public Health District welcome corrective statement ads that the federal court has ordered tobacco companies to run nationally in newspapers and television. They hope the ads will focus attention on the public health problem caused by tobacco use and second-hand smoke, and the evidence-based practices and policies known to prevent and reduce tobacco use.

 

"We're hopeful these publicized corrective statements will shine the light on practices of the tobacco industry and encourage leaders to implement evidence-based programs and practices that will help bring about the first tobacco-free generation," said Laura Hyde of Kitsap County Substance Abuse Prevention and Youth Services.  "We have many groups in Kitsap County working together on this goal, some of which are the Bremerton Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition, the Kitsap County Commission on Children and Youth, North Kitsap Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition, and the Kitsap Public Health District's Chronic Disease Prevention Program."

 

Eleven years after a federal court in ordered the tobacco companies to make these corrective statements and following multiple appeals, the ads are finally running. The courts ruled the tobacco companies violated civil racketeering laws, defrauded the American people by lying about the health effects of smoking and the addictiveness of cigarettes and nicotine, and marketed cigarettes to children. In Washington last year alone, there were a reported 49,000 youth and 892,000 adult tobacco users and smoking remains one of the major causes of illnesses in the state. In 2015 nationwide, tobacco companies spent nearly $9 billion in tobacco-related spending. Not surprisingly, 9 out of 10 tobacco users start before the age of 18.

 

In her landmark ruling, U.S. District Court Judge Gladys Kessler described how tobacco companies targeted youth with sophisticated marketing campaigns that track youth behavior and preferences then market tobacco to them using imagery that appeals directly to the desires of adolescents. The U.S. Surgeon General agreed with the finding.

 

Judge Kessler ordered the tobacco companies to publish corrective statements on five topics about which they had deliberately deceived the public including: the adverse health effects of smoking; the addictiveness of smoking and nicotine; the lack of significant health benefits from smoking "low tar," "light" or "natural" cigarettes; the manipulation of cigarette design and composition to ensure optimum nicotine delivery; and the adverse health effects of exposure to secondhand smoke.

 

"It is a step forward that Big Tobacco has been forced to issue these long-overdue corrective statements," Hyde said.

 

The corrective statement ads began running Nov. 26 in print and online in about 50 newspapers specified by the court, and will also run Dec. 10, Jan. 7, Feb. 4 and March 4. Ads must also be broadcast during prime time on the major television networks for one year. The tobacco companies must also publish the corrective statements on their websites and cigarette packs. The tobacco companies will pay all costs associated with these corrective ads. Some implementation details are still being finalized.

 

For more information about the implementation of the court-ordered corrective statements, click here. Follow these links to view the full text of the corrective statements and details on when and where they will run. To learn more about Substance Abuse Prevention efforts in Kitsap County, visit https://spf.kitsapgov.com/hs/Pages/PREVENTION-Landing.aspx .

 

2/12/2018FREE LUNCH -FREE SHOES -FREE HAIRCUTS

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March 30th at the Masonic Temple from 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.

FREE LUNCH -FREE SHOES -FREE HAIRCUTS

2/12/2018KIDS COOK -Have fun and learn about healthy food! Now through June at the Nollwood Community Center
2/12/2018HEALTHY FUTURES -Save -the- Date on April 18 & 19, at Great Wolf Lodge, Redefining Prevention
2/12/2018GET THE RIGHT HELP FOR OPIOID DEPENDENCE and WITHDRAWL
2/12/2018Cómo obtener la ayuda correcta para tratar la dependencia o abstinencia de opiáceos
2/12/2018Almacenamiento seguro de pistolas sorteo

Dónde: Sportsman’s Warehouse

9577 Ridgetop Blvd. NW

Silverdale, WA 98383

Cuándo: Sábado, el 3 de marzo

10 A.M. - 1 P.M.

Aprenda la importancia de almacenar las armas en forma

segura, especialmente en hogares con niños y adolescentes.

Reciba entrenamiento práctico para usar las cajas de

seguridad y los seguros de gatillo.

La cantidad de cajas y gatillos a ofrecer es limitada. Se

ofrecerán hasta agotar existencias. No se requiere

identificación. Entregaremos una caja de seguridad o un

seguro de gatillo gratis por persona (máximo dos artículos

por hogar). La persona debe estar presente para recibir

la caja o seguro gratis. Para poder recibirlo, la persona debe

tener 18 años o mayor.

Para más información sobre formas seguras de almacenar

armas visite seattlechildrens.org/FirearmSafety o lokitup.org.

(información en inglés). ¿Preguntas? 206-987-4653.

2/12/2018INSIGHT High School Program JULY 9TH - AUGUST 3RD University of Washington

INSIGHT High School Program

Join other elite students this summer for a hands-on introduction to public health, biomedical research and medicine through the University of Washington’s Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center in Seattle, WA.

JULY 9TH - AUGUST 3RD

2/12/2018Prevalence of Adolescent Substance Misuse
2/12/2018Survivors of Suicide Support Group
2/12/2018PUBLIC HEALTH CONSEQUENCES OF E-CIGARETTES
2/12/2018Foundation to offer a FREE YEAR at OLYMPIC COLLEGE for all local high school graduates
2/14/2018BECOME A CERTIFIED CHALLENGE COURSE FACILITATOR

​SEE FLYER FOR DETAILS

Training options: February 12-15, 2018 or April 28-29 & May 5-6, 2018

3/9/2018STRONG AFRICAN AMERICAN FAMILIES-TEEN 5 WEEK PROGRAM

​SEE FLYER FOR MORE INFORMATION

STRONG AFRICAN AMERICAN FAMILIES

5-WEEK SERIES FROM SUNDAY, MAY 6TH THROUGH SUNDAY, JUNE 3RD.

*REIGISTER BY MAY 4TH CALL 360-337-6000 OR RON@NEWLIFECDA.ORG

3/9/2018STRONG AFRICAN AMERICAN FAMILIES-TEEN 5 WEEK PROGRAM

​SEE FLYER FOR MORE INFORMATION

STRONG AFRICAN AMERICAN FAMILIES

5-WEEK SERIES FROM THURSDAY, MAY 10TH THROUGH THURSDAY, JUNE 7TH.

*REIGISTER BY MAY 7TH CALL 360-337-6000 OR RON@NEWLIFECDA.ORG

3/19/2018REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL CHILDREN AND YOUTH

The  KITSAP COUNTY COMMISSION ON CHILDREN AND YOUTH have announced their annual funding application period is now open for 2018:

Programs that Prevent and Reduce the Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences through Building Resiliency

June 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018

Request for Proposal (RFP) for programs that prevent and reduce the impact of adverse childhood experiences.

Proposal Deadline: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.

3/29/2018PAID LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUTH
4/16/2018ADVERSE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES AND RESILIENCE

​LEARN THE SCIENCE BEHIND HUMAN BEHAVIOR, EXPLORE THE IMPACTS OF TRAUMA AND TOXIC STRESS ON OUR BRAINS, BODIES, BEHAVIOR AND CHOICE.

INFORMATIONAL FLYER

4/16/2018YOUNG ADULT JOB FAIR

​THURSDAY MAY 31ST FROM 11:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

FOR GRADUATING SENIORS, COLLEGE GRADUATES AND GRADUATES

INFORMATIONAL FLYER

5/11/2018YOU CAN A NEW YOUTH MARIJUANA PREVENTION CAMPAIGN

​Washington State Department of Health launched "You Can," a new youth marijuana prevention campaign. This campaign provides youth with information about the health effects, consequences and basics of marijuana. The campaign also addresses topics like not riding with impaired drivers, mental health, and vaping. For professionals working with youth who want to promote the new campaign, check out this toolkit to download tools and information.

5/11/2018CAPTURING YOUTH PERSPECTIVES ON MARIJUANA USE, IMPACTS AND ACCESS

Save the date!

 

Join King County YMPEP for a webinar on Wednesday, June 13 from 10-noon to go over findings from qualitative research with 200+ youth. Together with community partners, we heard from youth about their perceptions of youth marijuana use, their sources of information, knowledge on laws and benefits and reactions to evidence-based risks of youth use. In the webinar, we'll describe the major themes and discuss how the data can be used to inform projects and planning.

 

Details (including the link to register) will be sent soon. For now, please save the date!

5/29/2018TRIBAL SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION GATHERING

​SEE FLYER

The Suquamish Tribe and DBHR invite you to participate in the Tribal Substance Abuse Prevention Gathering. We plan to provide enriching training, networking opportunities and acknowledge culturally aligned prevention strategies as protective factors for substance abuse in Tribal communities. We hope that you will leave energized and inspired.

Day 1: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Cultural welcome and prevention activity

Day 2: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 @ 8:00am – 5:00pm

Tribal Prevention Gathering

Location: Suquamish Clearwater Resort

15347 Suquamish Way NE

Suquamish, WA 98392

 

7/2/2018YOUTH BUILD INFO SESSIONS

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Interested in the construction trades

-Between 16-21 years of age

-Not finished with high school diploma or GED

-Not attending school

-Resident of Kitsap County

 

Achieve your high school equivalency or diploma

-Obtain on the job training in construction

-Get paid a monthly stipend of $400 a month

-Learn job readiness skills

-Gain industry recognized certifications

-Meet new people and develop leadership skills

-Save your community

 

Info Session 1: Tuesday, June 5th 2018 - 1pm

Info Session 2: Monday, June 18th 2018 - 3pm

Info Session 3: Wednesday, July 11th 2018 - 1pm

Info Session 4: Saturday, August 28th 2018 - TBD

7/2/2018QUESTIONS ABOUT CANNABIS

​QUESTIONS ABOUT CANNABIS?

https://www.knowthisaboutcannabis.org/ 

7/2/2018FREE CLASSES ON EATING HEALTHY

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Classes begin on Wednesdays of each week

12:30-2:30 pm

Kitsap Community Resources 845 8th St, Bremerton, WA 98337

Space is limited, sign up today!

To register, please call Samantha Eaton (360) 473-2121

or Georgene Lenon (360) 473-2125

We will be shopping at a local

grocery store and at the Bremerton Farmers Market to purchase food and then prepare it for your family.

Join us for this exciting cooking experience!

-Learn to shop, prepare and cook your food in a fresh & healthy way

-Practice easy recipes that you and your children can make

-Pick-up techniques on stretching your dollar

7/2/2018SUMMER MEALS

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Lunches summer 2018.pdf

 

SUMMER MEALS FOR KIDS & TEENS BEING SERVED IN YOUR COMMUNITY. SEE FLYER FOR DETAILS

7/2/2018NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

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COME OUT & GET TO KNOW

YOUR NEIGHBORS AUGUST 7

5:00 -8:00 P.M.

KIDS GAMES & ACTIVITIES / FOOD / VIP SPEAKERS

FIRST RESPONDERS DANCE-OFF / LIVE MUSIC

LOCAL VENDOR BOOTHS / ENTERTAINMENT / MORE!

We are adding more fun to this event every day!

7/16/2018Rx AWARENESS CAMPAIGN

From 1999 to 2015, more than 183,000 people died in the United States from overdoses related to prescription opioids.1

See the attachment for more information and reference information quoted here.

RX Awareness Campaign

8/8/2018

Head Start, Early Head Start

& Early Childhood Education Assistance Program

Quality Early Childhood Education

Throughout Kitsap County

Serving Prenatal through 5 Year Olds

At no cost to you, Part Day Preschool Option

At no cost to you, Prenatal, Infant, and Toddler Home Base Options

• Affordable Full Day Infant, Toddler & Preschool Options

• Child Care Subsidies Accepted

• Serve Children with Special Needs

• Nutrition and Health Services

• Builds Math, Literacy & Social Skills Needed for Kindergarten Success

• Opportunities for Parenting Support & Education

• Translation resources available

Call Today for More Information

Kitsap Community Resources

(360) 473-2075

www.kcrearlylearning.org

Olympic ESD #114

(360) 478-6889

https://www.oesd114.org/

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