2003 National Conference on Tobacco or Health. Thursday, 11 December 2003: 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Boston Marriott Copley Place Regis Suite EVAL-143: Local Evaluation and Surveillance Programs. Session Overview. Local Evaluation and Surveillance Programs. Thursday, 11 December 2003
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Thursday, 11 December 2003: 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Boston Marriott Copley Place Regis Suite
EVAL-143: Local Evaluation and Surveillance Programs
Seth Emont, Ph.D.* & Jeff Soukup**
*White Mountain Research Associates, L.L.C.
**Tobacco Free Nebraska, Nebraska Health and Human Services
Evaluating a Tobacco Control Program with Uncertain Funding Levels
Argelia Figueroa, MSc & Scott Pollack, MS
Tobacco Use Prevention Program
Georgia Division of Public Health
Georgia Local Tobacco Ordinance Study
Thomas Melnik, DrPH
Division of Chronic Disease Prevention & Adult Heath
New York State Department of Health
Local Level Tobacco Surveillance in New York State
Jim Chen, MD, PhD
Department of Pediatrics
Wayne State University School of Medicine
State-Specific Smoking Prevalence Affecting National Trends in the U.S., 1990-2001
Abt Associates Inc.
Seth Emont (consultant)
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Tobacco Free Nebraska
NE Health & Human Services System
Source of Chart: A Broken Promise to Our Children, The 1998 State Tobacco Settlement Five Years Later. American Heart Association, Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, American Cancer Society, American Lung Association, November 12, 2003 (page 67).
based on interim findings
Local evaluation technical assistance
T.R.A.I.N.: Tobacco Reporting and Information NetworkEvaluation Activities...Revisited
Monitor trends in adult and youth tobacco use through existing statewide surveys
Tracking Outcome Measures
Tracking Process Measures/
State Funding Cuts to Tobacco Free Nebraska (TFN) Are Likely to Reverse Gains
Summary: Based on the experience of other states, funding cuts to Nebraska’s tobacco prevention and cessation program are expected to slow down or reverse the positive trends made in reducing adult smoking prevalence, youth access to tobacco products, and exposure to secondhand smoke in the state.Examples of Data-Driven Briefs
Nebraskans Support Funding State Tobacco
Prevention and Cessation Initiatives
The 2003 Nebraska state legislature decided to no longer use money from the Tobacco Settlement Trust Fund, or use new money from a tax increase on cigarettes, to fund tobacco prevention and cessation initiatives. This decision will likely derail many of the state's tobacco control initiatives that were previously supported by settlement funds. However, a large majority of Nebraskans (including smokers) support using settlement or tobacco tax monies to fund these initiatives.