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Comment on Vermont's Tobacco Plan

 

The Vermont Department of Health is updating the Vermont Tobacco Control Plan and wants input from Vermonters!

As the new plan is developed with updated goals through 2020, the health department and the Vermont Tobacco Evaluation and Review Board (VTERB) would like to gain input from tobacco control stakeholders on the goals, objectives and strategies set forth in the five-year plan.  Please let them know what you think.  A series of public meetings will be held to provide opportunity for agencies, programs, organizations and individuals working in tobacco control or with populations disparately impacted by tobacco burden to provide input to the draft plan.  

Meeting Schedule:

Wednesday October 28th, 2015 at 3:00pm to 5:00pm, via Vermont Interactive Television

            Vermont Department of Labor Building, 5 Green Mountain Drive, Montpelier, VT 05602

            Brattleboro Union High School, 131 Fairground Rd, Room 125, Brattleboro, VT 05301

            Senior Citizen's Service Center, 124 Pleasant Street, Bennington, VT 05201

 Wednesday November 18th, 2015 at 2:00pm to 4:00pm

            Agency of Human Services, Conference Room A, 208 Hurricane Lane, Williston, VT

These meetings are open to the public, and registration is not a pre-requisite, but for planning purposes, please click here to indicate which date/location you will attend.

Overview of State Tobacco Control Plan

The Vermont State Tobacco Control Plan will include strategic goals, objectives and activities that will be carried out by public- and private-sector partners in Vermont to collectively address tobacco burden and control throughout 2015-2019.  It is essential to include input from the many partners and stakeholders working on tobacco control in Vermont, as the plan is intended to inform and guide the work of the Vermont Comprehensive Tobacco Control Program over the next five years.

The Vermont State Tobacco Control Plan strategic goals and objectives will include evidence-based environmental, policy, and systems strategies to reduce tobacco use, secondhand smoke exposure, tobacco-related disparities and associated disease, disability, and death in Vermont.

The five-year comprehensive state tobacco control plan will build on the current Tobacco Control Work Plan (2014-2017), and will:

  • Serve as a framework for decisions on annual programmatic direction for all stakeholders, programs, and organizations working to address tobacco control in Vermont,
  • Provide a foundation for the development of annual work plans that include evidence-based strategies or interventions to support the outcomes/objectives defined in the plan
  • Identify and provide support for addressing areas of tobacco-related disparities and health equity.

For more information:

Kathryn O’Neill | Administrator | Vermont Tobacco Evaluation and Review Board | Vermont Agency of Human Services | 208 Hurricane Lane, Williston, VT | 802.503.2745 | kathryn.oneill@vermont.gov 

Click here to visit the VTERB website.

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