New Report Ranks Illinois Low in Smoking Cessation

Thanks to the Illinois Collaboration on Youth for the following information:

'Broken Promises to Our Children' Report Ranks Illinois Low in Smoking Cessation
A new report issued by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids places Illinois in the bottom half for tobacco prevention and cessation efforts.  Illinois ranks 34th in the nation and spends $11 million of the more than $1 billion in tobacco tax and settlement revenue this year, or around eight percent of what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends.  Illinois' high school smoking rate is currently at 14 percent, consistent with the national average.  Read the entire report here

Events

The Center for Tax and Budget Accountability is hosting the Illinois Fiscal Forum: Truth or Consequences on Jan. 21 featuring Sen. Dan Harmon and Sen. Matt Murphy in Chicago.

Save the date--Jan. 30--for a youth employment hearing at the Chicago Urban League. For more information, contact Jack Wuest at 312.259.2360.


New York Times article reveals the positive economic outcomes of providing Medicaid to children by tracking them through adulthood, documenting higher earnings than their peers. 

The Child Advocacy Centers of Illinois is hosting its Champions of Children Conference on March 9 and 10 in Oak Brook.  

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network is hosting a webinar "Supporting Caregivers of Youth with Substance Use Problems Affected by Trauma" on Jan. 21.