Monthly Archives: August 2010

Green to Yellow

Ever been cruising along in your car and then all of a sudden the green light turns yellow and you can’t decide if you are going to make it or not?  You go through that whole “Slam on the brakes!  No wait, hit the gas and make the light.  Not enough time, slam on the brakes!” thought process in your head.  This is kind of like that. Read More »

The Newest Miracle Product – District Days!

Just last week we premiered our new video, “The Newest Miracle Product – District Days!”, on our Newcomers Webinar. Needless to say, all of us here at the Center think it is not only hilarious but informative as well.

If you haven’t yet seen the video, click here. And for a special outtake video, “Laughter & Lost Lines” click here.

We asked three of the fabulous actors in the video to tell us what they thought of the video and what they thought about filming with the Center. Read More »

Local Legislative District Days: You never know what relationships can develop

By Guest Blogger – Debra Levi, Valley Community Clinic’s Tobacco Prevention Program

While working in the City of San Fernando on reducing youth access to tobacco products, I received an e-mail from The Center for Tobacco Policy & Organizing announcing Local Legislative District Days.  I, being fairly new to the tobacco control world at the time said to myself, “I wonder why they want us to meet with our representatives in their local office when we already met with them in their Sacramento office?”   Well, soon I found out why Local Legislative District Days is so important.   Read More »

Pharmacies kicked cigarettes to the curb in San Francisco. So far, so good!

By Guest Blogger – Bob Gordon, LGBT Partnership

It was 22 months ago that neighborhood drugstores in San Francisco sold their last cigarette. Since then, Richmond, CA and several cities in Massachusetts have enacted similar policies. More are coming!

What a difference in the stores in San Francisco! Behind the counter, the cigarettes of yore have been replaced by other high price, high impulse items… like ink cartridges, wireless chargers and nicotine replacement therapy. All better-looking on the shelves than the cancer sticks they now replace. Read More »