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Important Dates

We are pleased to share this list of upcoming events, trainings, and meetings related to commercial tobacco prevention and cessation from Washington Breathes and from our members and partners. All events are no cost for participation, unless otherwise indicated.

Please direct questions about these events to the contact listed for each event.

Washington Breathes is not responsible for the content of events hosted by other organizations.

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To submit your event or meeting: please email to organizer@washingtonbreathes.org.

April 16, 2024 - 2024 Session Debrief

Noon - 1 PM

Special session of the Commercial Tobacco Policy Change Learning Circles to debrief and learn from the outcomes of the state legislative session. Join us to share perspectives and plan for more policy change education.

Register to participate: Zoom Registration Link

April 17-18, 2024 - 5th Annual Teaching Cannabis Awareness & Prevention Virtual Conference

8:00 AM - 2:00 PM Pacific April 17 and April 18

A Focus on the Triangulum of Cannabis, Tobacco, & E-Cigarettes

Stanford Medicine | REACH Lab.

For educators, community-based organizations, school administrators, school resource officers, healthcare providers, parents, anyone working with youth.

conference information

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Registration Fee: $125 early bird by March 1st; $150 after March 1st.

Registration Link

April 22, 2024 - Quit Coach Training

2:30 - 3:30 PM

Spokane Regional Health District is hosting a virtual Quit Coach Training facilitated by Amanda Dugger, a Health Prevention Specialist. The Quit Coach training is for anyone wanting to coach a youth or an adult on how to quit using commercial tobacco or vaping products.

During the one-hour training participants will learn about the evolution of vaping products, how nicotine affects the brain and the key concepts of motivational interviewing through a decision tree. The training will be engaging through Interactive zoom activities.

Completing the quit coach training qualifies for one (1) hour of PSCBW Drug Education.

Register to Participate

If you have any questions, please contact Amanda Dugger at Adugger@srhd.org

Washington Breathes is pleased to assist with this training. Another session will be held on April 22nd, see registration info below.

May 19, 2024 - No Menthol Sunday

Rooted in Power
10th anniversary of this annual event focused on faith-based actions, particularly in the Black and African-American communities.

Use the No Menthol Sunday 2024 Toolkit to equip your community against the tobacco industry's predatory tactics. This toolkit provides strategies, facts, and talking points for a tobacco-free future.

The No Menthol Sunday website also hosts pledges, resources for youth teams, and more information.

When people of faith remain vigilant, educate youth, and inspire community action, we move closer to total health justice.

Organized by The Center for Black Health & Equity

May 20-22, 2024 - ToPCon Tobacco Prevention Conference: The Future of Best and Promising Practices

Virtual Conference.
This national conference, taking place for the third time, features emerging topics in commercial tobacco prevention and a new first day with sessions focusing on the fundamentals of tobacco prevention. With dynamic content for professionals at any stage in their career, ToPCon will be a site for dialogue around prevention best practices, strategies for policy change, engaging community, health equity, and much more. Join the discussion!

more conference information

May 20th Pre-conference is FREE. Designed for those who are new or emerging in the field of commercial tobacco prevention.

Registration is not yet open, check the TopCon #3 website.

May 31 - World No Tobacco Day

May 31st of every year is an annual celebration sponsored by the World Health Organization to highlight what people around the world can do to claim their right to health and protect future generations. The event highlights the dangers of using commercial tobacco and exposes the tobacco industry's practices.

The theme for 2023 is Grow Food, Not Tobacco (2023 campaign website)

WHO website for World No Tobacco Day

ONGOING until April 30th: Youth Cannabis & Commercial Tobacco Prevention Program Virtual listening sessions

It’s time to talk about how we spend money on commercial tobacco cessation in Washington. Tell us what you think!

The Youth Cannabis and Commercial Tobacco Prevention Program (YCCTPP) is hosting virtual listening sessions to identify projects and spending priorities and we want your help!

The Department of Health received $5 million to spend on commercial tobacco prevention, education, and cessation from the state budget for 2023-2025. Last year, we put together a spending plan for 2024 and set aside funds for community driven projects. It's now time to identify those projects and make our 2025 spending plan.

If you want more info or would like to help, please fill out this form and we will contact you!

If you can’t attend a listening session, you can email us your thoughts or fill out a survey that will be available during the same timeframe.

We look forward to your feedback and learning about the projects that will meet your community’s needs.

Questions? Email us at ycctpp@doh.wa.gov.

ONGOING Coalition Workgroup Meetings

Our workgroups on different areas meet regularly or semi-regularly throughout the year via Zoom.

Learn more about the Workgroups and submit an interest form to join from our Get Involved page.