Legislative Update: Seven New Bills Introduced for 2017-2018 Session


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The deadline for introducing new bills for the 2017 session of the California Legislature was Friday, February 17. In total, seven tobacco-related bills were introduced. Click below for our full legislative update.

http://center4tobaccopolicy.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Legislative-Update-2017-2-10-1.pdf

Check out our Updated Organizing Documents!


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The Center is proud to share four updated organizing documents. Each of these documents are essential to your campaign, from figuring out your supporters to planning strategy and tactics.

Midwest Strategy Chart Guide – The Center FEB 2017: This strategy chart will take you step by step through all the various elements of a successful campaign. This document is the cornerstone of your campaign and should be regularly revised and updated.

Decision Maker Matrix – The Center FEB 2017: This document will guide your research for each of your decision makers. Find out what kind of groups your decision makers associate with, who their supporters are, and other important details.

Decision Maker Profile – The Center FEB 2017: Go deep into research for each of your decision makers. This document will guide your research and ask the major questions you should be able to answer for reach of your targets.

Circles of Influence – The Center FEB 2017: . This matrix will help you organize your  relations with the various decision makers. Get a global view on your coalition’s resources and figure out how you can leverage that influence to convince key decision makers.

As always, The Center is here to help you with your campaign. If you have any questions or want an in-person training, just let us know! You can email John Yi at john.yi@lung.org.

Federal Policy Update: HUD Smokefree Public Housing Implementation


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On February 15, 2017, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued a memo on the implementation of the smokefree public housing rule which took effect on February 3rd. Click below for our full federal policy update.

http://center4tobaccopolicy.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Federal-Update-HUD-2017-2-27.pdf

Policy Documents Updated: Smokefree Outdoor Air


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The following six outdoor air policy resources have been updated:

Comprehensive Outdoor Secondhand Smoke Ordinances – Ninety-seven cities and counties in California have now passed comprehensive outdoor secondhand smoke ordinances.
Table of Comprehensive Outdoor Secondhand Smoke Ordinances – Provides a table-only document outlining all communities with comprehensive outdoor secondhand smoke ordinances.
List of Municipalities That Restrict Smoking in Entryways – There are 119 ordinances prohibiting smoking within 20 or more feet of all entryways. An additional 25 ordinances prohibit smoking within 19 or less feet of entryways, or prohibit smoking near only certain entryways.
List of Municipalities That Restrict Smoking in Outdoor Dining Areas – There are 97 municipalities that restrict smoking in all outdoor dining areas and an additional 49 municipalities that have policies with exemptions for certain types of outdoor dining areas.
List of Municipalities That Restrict Smoking in Public Events – Eighty-eight municipalities restrict all smoking at public events.
List of Municipalities That Restrict Smoking in Service Areas – One hundred and fourteen municipalities restrict smoking in all service areas. An additional twenty-eight municipalities restrict smoking in some service areas.

Final Update and Tobacco Vote Record: 2016 California Legislative Session


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At the end of each legislative session, the Center produces an annual vote record that summarizes the outcome of each bill and how each member of the legislature voted. Click below for our latest vote record.

http://center4tobaccopolicy.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Vote-Record-Regular-2016-Final.pdf

 

Legislative Update: New Bills Introduced for 2017 Legislative Session


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With the deadline to introduce new bills for the 2017 session of the California Legislature less than a month away, one tobacco-related bill has been introduced. Click below for our full legislative update.

http://center4tobaccopolicy.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Legislative-Update-2017-2-10-1.pdf

Updated Organizing Document: Using Digital Media Strategically in Your Campaigns


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From using Twitter to spread press releases and important survey data to researching decisions makers on Facebook, a smart digital media strategy can go a long way in making your campaigns a success. And so, The Center is proud to release its updated organizing document “Using Digital Media Strategically in Your Campaigns.” Breaking down the campaigns into five different phases, our organizing document shows the powerful role digital media can play at each step. You can find the document attached here.

Using Digital Media Strategically in your Campaigns

Tobacco Retail Licensing Documents


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In order to reduce illegal sales of tobacco products to minors, many cities and counties in California have adopted strong local tobacco retailer licensing ordinances. This document highlights the 126 ordinances that are considered strong, as well as the fee and enforcement provisions.

Matrix of Ordinances Restricting Retailers Near Schools: Sept 2016

E-Cigarettes


Cities and counties across California are taking steps to protect their communities from electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, which have seen a recent increase in use and advertising. Here is the list of 208 cities and counties in California that have regulated the use and/or sales of e-cigarettes in the strongest possible way.

Local Policies On The Use And Sales Of Electronic Cigarettes: January 2016