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What Millenials Need To Know About Blunts!

Institution: American Nonsmokers' Rights Foundation
Investigator(s): Cynthia Hallett, MPH
Award Cycle: 2019 (Cycle 28) Grant #: 28ST-0083 Award: $5,000
Subject Area: Tobacco-Use Prevention and Cessation
Award Type: Special Projects

Initial Award Abstract
The African American Tobacco Control Leadership Council (AATCLC), as part of the African American Statewide Coordinating Center, and the American Nonsmokers' Rights (ANR) Foundation request funding to support a workshop entitled: What Millennials (and those who love them) Need to Know About Blunts! The intersection of cannabis, little cigars, social injustice and the Black community. The workshop, which will disseminate research findings on marijuana secondhand smoke and its use, within the context of traditional tobacco control, will take place from 9:30-12:30pm on Monday, December 3, at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Berkeley Marina in Berkeley, California. The Triangulum of tobacco, marijuana, and electronic smoking devices has interrupted public health accomplishments to reduce adult and youth use of cigarettes, little cigars, and other tobacco products. Youth use of electronic smoking devices and a myriad of marijuana products is rapidly rising and has deleterious effects on community health. This workshop will address one of the health equity policy issues the ANR Foundation and AATCLC is tackling the legalization of marijuana and its impact on youth/young adults and tobacco control. The workshop is an opportunity to disseminate research findings concerning the health risks of marijuana use and secondhand marijuana smoke exposure, the policy challenge of preventing rollbacks on smokefree protections amidst growing exemptions for marijuana, and the rise of the new Big Tobacco.