Researchers utilized data from the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study to assess the effectiveness of e-cigarettes as smoking cessation aids. They found that the sale increases in high nicotine e-cigarettes in 2017 did not translate to more smokers using these e-cigarettes to quit smoking. On average, using e-cigarettes for cessation in 2017 did not improve successful quitting or prevent relapse.
Marketing messages can influence adolescents’ attitudes and behaviors toward alcohol and tobacco. In the era of legalized cannabis use, retail cannabis companies often use social media marketing on platforms popular among youth. The purpose of this study was to evaluate adherence to state-based regulations for restricted and required content across social media from recreational cannabis businesses.
Teenage drug, alcohol and nicotine use declined dramatically from 2020 to 2021, according to the U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse’s (NIDA) annual Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey.
The findings are the result of a rigorous meta-analysis of eight review articles, published as a supplement to the journal, which synthesized the results of more than 160 studies on alcohol advertising and youth alcohol consumption.
A report published by JAMA Pediatrics indicates a potential shift in teen marijuana use preferences, from dried herb to cannabis oil products, which is how marijuana is ingested via e-cigarettes.
A study conducted by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) grantee researchers presents findings on ideal opportunities to reduce college drinking and change drinking attitudes.
SAMHSA's evidence-based resource guide "Preventing Marijuana Use Among Youth," covers programs and policies to prevent marijuana use among youth aged 12 to 17 and provides considerations and strategies for key stakeholders, state, and the prevention workforce to prevent and reduce marijuana use among youth.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has developed this guidance document, “Selecting Best-Fit Programs and Practices: Guidance for Substance Misuse Prevention Practitioners,” placing the selection of programs and practices within the broader context of evidence-based prevention. Specifically, it explores: the value of embedding program and practice selection in a strategic planning process; where to find information on programs and practices and how to choose among them; tips for adopting, adapting, and innovating programs and practices and for supporting their successful implementation and continual improvement at the local level. Supporting materials at the end of this resource provide additional information on these topics.
Open container laws require alcohol beverages to be sealed and stored out of the passenger area in vehicles. Griffin’s latest report provide legislative background to these laws and explains how they serve as an essential “countermeasure available to discourage drunk driving.”
The 2018 Hawai'i State Report primarily includes data from the calendar year 2017. The state legal data reflects the status of the law as of January 1, 2017. The state survey data was collected in 2017 and was drawn from the most recent 12-month period in which the states maintained the data.
This rapid literature review was conducted to assess how the pandemic has impacted substance use, mental health, and behavioral health in general and specifically in the State of Hawai'i.
This monthly newsletter highlights the work and progress of the Hawai'i Strategic Prevention Framework Partnerships for Success Project, funded by the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division of the Hawai'i State Department of Health.
Project venture is a Hawai'i Partnerships for Success Grant funded project. Program staff have created a weekly newsletter to stay connected with families and youth in their community.
Evidence-Based Resource Guide Series is developed for health care providers, systems, and communities seeking to prevent vaping. It describes relevant research findings, examines emerging and best practices, identifies knowledge gaps and implementation challenges, and offers useful resources.
This primer is a fundamental tool for prevention practitioners in understanding the basics of media literacy, identifying key concepts, and example of media literacy strategies.
This review looks at alcohol-related policies during the COVID-19 pandemic across all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
A factsheet that provides information on general facts and myths about alcohol consumption and COVID-19.
Project venture is a Partnerships for Success Grant funded project. Program staff have created a weekly newsletter to stay connected with families and youth in their community.
A resource guide produced and published by the Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Department of Justice. The guide provides vital information about the harms and consequences of drug use by describing a drug’s effects, overdose potential, origin, legal status, and other key facts.
Injuries and deaths are associated with e-cigarettes and vaping
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and health departments across the nation, including Hawai‘i, are investigating hundreds of lung and stomach injuries associated with the use of e-cigarettes and vaping products (also referred to as “vaping devices”). As of today, more than one thousand cases have been reported in 48 states, including 18 deaths reported in 15 states. One case has been reported in Hawai‘i involving a minor. [NOTE: For the latest updates on investigations into vaping-related illness in Hawaii, please visit the Disease Outbreak Control Division’s investigation page.]
The investigation of injuries and deaths associated with vaping is ongoing
No one type of vaping device has been positively identified as a common cause of the lung injuries and illnesses reported nationwide. In approximately 77 percent of the identified cases, patients reported using marijuana (THC) vaping products. Some patients reported vaping only nicotine products. Others reported some combination of nicotine and cannabis products. Many of the products used are believed to be sold on the street, over the internet, or were homemade. While the investigation is still ongoing, all the reported cases have a common history of vaping and include individuals of all ages with the majority between the ages of 13 to 34 years.
Download a PDF version of the public health advisory here.
Resources for Clinicians
Hawai‘i clinicians and medical providers looking for instructions on how to report possible vaping-related illness cases to the department should visit the Disease Outbreak Control Division’s clinician page. Resources, including the official medical advisory on vaping and the preliminary vaping case report form, are available along with appropriate phone numbers for additional assistance.
For more information about ongoing investigations of vaping associated illness in Hawai‘i and additional resources for the public and clinicians, visit the Disease Outbreak Control Division’s investigation page. Get the latest updates on the national outbreak investigation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) here.
Vaping prevention resources for parents and educators can be found at www.HawaiiNoVape.com.
This catalog aims to provide information on the effectiveness of environmental strategies for underage drinking prevention. The Hawai'i Evidence-Based Workgroup adopted this catalog with permission from the "Catalog of Environmental Prevention Strategies" developed by the Wyoming Survey & Analysis Center at the University of Wyoming. Adaptations included presenting policies and practices specific to Hawai'i, reassessing alcohol-related prevention strategies based on latest research, and adding two strategies.
This document includes the following tools: Things to Consider for Evaluation, Process Evaluation, and Summative Evaluation.
This document includes the following tools: When should you adapt?, How should you adapt?, Adaptation Guidelines, and Monitoring Implementation.
This document includes the following tools: 6 Planning Steps , Program Fit Checklist, Finding the Right Program, Sample Logic Plans, and Setting Priorities.
This document includes the following tools: Mapping Stakeholders, Reflecting on Capacity Building, Components of Capacity Building, and Facilitating Dialogue.
This document includes the following tools: SWOT Analysis, Mapping Capacity, and Capacity Inventory.
Use this checklist to identify the level or type of evidence an intervention program has.
The Drug Enforcement Administration is advising the public of an alarming emerging trend of colorful fentanyl available across the United States. Since August 2022, DEA and law enforcement partners across 26 states have seized brightly-colored fentanyl and fentanyl pills dubbed “rainbow fentanyl.”