ADVERSE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES (ACES)
By June 30, 2021, the Solano County Tobacco Prevention and Education Program (TPEP) will have created new partnerships with at least 8 organizations, each of which addresses a social issue that is a factor in tobacco-related determinants of health such as domestic violence, child abuse, substance abuse, alcohol abuse, mental illness, low educational attainment, homelessness, parenting problems or foster care. Partnership will be evidenced by implementation of a joint community level activity (with a focus on Adverse Childhood Experiences [ACEs] study), community engagement, and/or participation in the priority setting for the 2021-2024 tobacco control plan. Contact Tracy Nachand for more information TNachand@SolanoCounty.com
The number of tobacco retailers in Dixon has increased 62.5% within the last 5 years, increasing youth access to tobacco products, and a Dixon-wide survey revealed that teens find it easy to get access to cigarettes. The goal of Objective #2 (Retail Density) is working to reduce the density of tobacco retailers in Dixon, CA by the end of 2018 to better protect youth from the harmful effects of tobacco. Contact Areli Williams for more information ANWilliams@SolanoCounty.com
By June 30, 2021, all eight jurisdictions in Solano County (e.g., Dixon, Vacaville, Suisun City, Benicia, Rio Vista, Vallejo, Fairfield and County Unincorporated) will update the definitions of “smoking,” “tobacco product,” “electronic smoking device,” and “tobacco paraphernalia” in all applicable areas of the County and/or Municipal Code in order to align local definitions with the state law standard and to provide clarity. Contact Tracy Nachand for more information: TNachand@solanocounty.com
By June 30, 2021, at least 12 Suisun City youth and 12 youth from an additional city in Solano County will be recruited, retained, developed and trained as youth leaders, advocates and spokespersons to implement program activities and advance tobacco control efforts. At least 50% of the youth will participate in at least 3 meetings, trainings, presentations, data collection efforts, and/or tobacco prevention activities. The objective will take place in Suisun City through June 30, 2019 and then will occur in another city in Solano County from July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2021. Contact Tracy Nachand for more information: TNachand@solanocounty.com
Flavored tobacco use among teens has skyrocketed in recent years with the increased popularity of electronic smoking devices, and research shows that the majority of regular smokers started with smoking flavored tobacco products. These products are heavily marketed to youth to get them hooked on addictive nicotine, while masking the harsh tobacco flavor with fun, familiar flavors. The goal of objective #5 (Flavors) is to get a policy adopted by the end of 2021 that prohibits the sale and distribution of all flavored tobacco products, including mentholated cigarettes in the selected Solano County jurisdiction. Contact Areli Williams for more information ANWilliams@SolanoCounty.com
SMOKE FREE HOUSING
By June 30, 2021, at least one city in Solano County (e.g. Fairfield, Suisun City or Vacaville) will adopt a policy designating 100% of individual units (including balconies and patios) in multi-unit housing (MUH) complexes as entirely smoke-free units, including areas at least 30 feet from doors, windows, patios and balconies. Contact Tracy Nachand for more information: TNachand@solanocounty.com.