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North American Quitline Consortium
NAQC to Publicize Annual Survey Results
As you know, NAQC conducted a survey of our members last year. This survey assessed the financial and service capacity of quitlines in light of the continuing economic recession and the 2009 federal tobacco tax increase. The results suggest U.S. quitlines have made tremendous progress in recent years. However, this progress is being put at risk by decreases in funding which occur at a time of record quitline service utilization.

Later this month, NAQC is scheduled to publicize the findings of the study, Quitlines at a Crossroads: Utilization, Budget, and Service Trends Among U.S. Quitlines, 2005-2010. Prior to the release, we invite you to attend a member-only webinar scheduled for Wednesday, March 24. During the webinar we will discuss the findings of the report, its policy implications, and facilitate a Q&A session.

WEBINAR: Quitlines at a Crossroads
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST
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NOTE: You'll access the webinar call-in instructions as part of the registration process.

Should you have any difficulties registering for the webinar, please contact Gannon Wegner at 602-279-2719 x3 or via e-mail. We look forward to your participation in this important webinar!
U.S. Senate Votes to Curb Internet Tobacco Sales
The U.S. Senate unanimously approved S. 1147, the Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking (PACT) Act, legislation to curtail the growing sales of tax-evading, low-cost cigarettes and other tobacco products over the Internet and through the mail.

RWJF Launches New Interactive Tobacco Map
For the first time, policymakers and advocates will have access to a nationwide picture of continuing state efforts on key tobacco control policies. The RWJF Tobacco Map uses data from the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and the Americans for Non-Smokers’ Rights.

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