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Policy Statements

Washington Breathes provides these statements and fact sheets as educational tools to explain current challenges and recommend effective policy solutions.

Members and partners of the Washington Breathes coalition collaborate to develop policy statements and fact sheets aligned with our Vision and Mission. Some statements are circulated for endorsement by organizations and individuals. Others are developed by our expert workgroups and reviewed by our Steering Committee.

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Restoring Comprehensive Funding

Reinvesting in a Comprehensive Commercial Tobacco Prevention & Treatment Program is Critical

2023 statement explaining why Washington needs an adequately financed, comprehensive prevention and cessation program to protect our communities and reduce known disparities in populations that are most targeted by the commercial tobacco industry and most impacted. The statement includes a list of organizations supporting reinvestment in a comprehensive approach that was effective in the past.

This statement was developed through a collaborative process of our coalition members and partners.

2 page PDF.

English: Reinvesting in a Comprehensive Commercial Tobacco Prevention & Treatment Program is Critical for the Health of Washingtonians

Spanish: Reinvertir En Un Programa Integral De Prevencion Y Tratiamiento Del Consumo De Tabaco Comercial Es Fundamental

Chinese: 針對綜合商業煙草預防與治療計劃進行重新投資 對 WASHINGTON 人民的健康至關重要

Vietnamese: VIỆC TÁI ĐẦU TƯ VÀO MỘT CHƯƠNG TRÌNH TOÀN DIỆN VỀ HỖ TRỢ PHÒNG NGỪA VÀ ĐIỀU TRỊ TÁC HẠI CỦA THUỐC LÁ THƯƠNG MẠI ĐÓNG VAI TRÒ THIẾT YẾU ĐỐI VỚI SỨC KHỎE CỦA NGƯỜI DÂN WASHINGTON

Somali: DIB U MAALGELINTA BARNAAMIJKA KA-HORTAGA IYO DAAWEYNTA TUBAAKADA GANACSIGA OO DHAMEYSTIRAN WAA MID U MUHIIM AH CAAFIMAADKA DADYOWGA REER WASHINGTON

Russian: ВОЗОБНОВЛЕНИЕ ИНВЕСТИЦИЙ В КОМПЛЕКСНУЮ ПРОГРАММУ ПРОФИЛАКТИКИ И ЛЕЧЕНИЯ ЗАВИСИМОСТИ ОТ ПРОМЫШЛЕННОГО ТАБАКА КРАЙНЕ ВАЖНО ДЛЯ ЗДОРОВЬЯ ЖИТЕЛЕЙ ШТАТА WASHINGTON


data & information sources for the statement (English)

Washington Invests Too Little in Preventing & Treating Nicotine Dependence
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Improving Cessation Treatment

Equitable Cessation Services Statement

September 2023 position statement developed by the coalition's Improving Cessation Treatment Workgroup and approved by the coalition's Steering Committee.

2 page PDF.

English: Equitable Cessation Services Position Statement

Spanish: Servicios equitativos para dejar de fumar

Chinese: 公平戒煙服務

Vietnamese: Dịch Vụ Cai Thuốc Lá Đảm Bảo Tính Công Bằng

Somali: Adeegyada Joojinta ee Loo Siman Yahay

Russian: Справедливое лечение табакозависимости