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MAY 2016





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Rutgers University, Division of Addiction Psychiatry, has been approved by the

New Jersey Department of Health

as a provider of New Jersey Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hours (CEs).

Participants who successfully complete this educational program will be awarded (1) ONE NJ Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hour (CEs) for every hour of online training.



Prevention Coalition Meeting

September 29, 2015: Tobacco Prevention is Substance Abuse Prevention

We are very excited to host our first in-person Prevention Coalition Meeting this Fall! 
Please join us to discuss tobacco prevention in our communities.  Tobacco prevention is an essential part of substance abuse and disease prevention. We hope to have at least one person from each Regional Prevention Coalition attend (more are also welcome).  An email with more information including agenda will be sent soon.You may also register below at your convenience. Light lunch will be served and free public health credits will be provided.

If you have any questions, please contact Jose A. Cruz, or 732-235-4497

Time:  9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location:  335 George Street, Training Room B
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Archived Webinars & Handouts

To view archived webinar and receive Public Health Continuing Education Credits, register below


December 8, 2015: Tobacco Prevention is Substance Abuse Prevention: Trends in Current Use of Tobacco and Other Substances

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Tobacco prevention is an essential part of substance abuse and disease prevention. According to the Surgeon General, tobacco use is the "leading cause of premature and preventable death in the United States". In order to address this pressing health issue, the Suregeon General's National Prevention Strategy designated tobacco free living as one of its seven priorities. In this webinar, participants will be introduced to factors related to tobacco prevention including its prevalence as a substance use disorder among diverse populations, the use of new emerging products, and successful startegies that can help avoid illegal sales to youth in the retail environment.

June 9, 2015: Tobacco Marketing: Marketing strategies used to target vulnerable populations

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Throughout the years, tobacco companies have used savvy techniques to keep current and gain new smokers. Some of these startegies target vulnerable populations who have difficulty quitting and finding resources to address their tobacco addiction. In 2012, tobacco companies spent over $9.6 billion dollars in marketing efforts, sucessfully increasing their exposure in the retailer environment. In this webinar, participants will be introduced to the historical, marketing trajectory tobacco companies have followed. We will discuss the tobacco companies' tactics of heavily advertising in retailers located in low income communities and other subtle tactics used to reach diverse individuals.

If you are interested in attending, please use registration form below. If you have any questions, please contact

Jose A. Cruz, or 732-235-4497


March 17, 2015: Look, See, Check ID: A tool for communities and retailers

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The Tobacco industry spends more than $8 billion each year to market their products. Most of these efforts include activities at the merchant level or point of sale including discounts paid to retailers for adcertising and product placement. Many startegies are aimed at the youth market, making this an important Tobacco Control target for Prevention. This webinar will review the age of sale of tobacco use in NJ and introduce participants to an educational tool that will assist communities and retailers in reducing youth purchase of tobacco. The Look, See, Check ID brochure includes provisions of the New Jersey and FDA laws geared to protect youth and offers startegies on how to best support local retailers in remaining compliant.

January 2, 2015: Tobacco 101: Overview and Trends of Tobacco Use

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Become part of the professional community who is knowledgeable about the existing trends of tobacco use including youth. Smoking rates among high school students in New Jersey are concerning, with approximately 38.7% of them reporting they have tried some form of tobacco and 9.3% who are current smokers. The tobacco companies continue to differentiate their products and create stategies to target youth by offering a variety of flavored tobacco products, using specific media channels and normalizing its behavior to leverage it as a social activity.

Registration Form

Please complete the following registration form for any upcoming event or archived webinar.

When you hit submit, we will email you the link of the archived webinar and evaluation survey. The evaluation survey is to be completed in order to obtain Public Health Credits.

If you are having trouble submitting the above online registration form, click here to download. Please complete and fax to 732-235-4277.

If you have any questions, please contact Jose A. Cruz, or 732-235-4497











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