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.
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.
Washington Invests Too Little in Preventing & Treating Nicotine Dependence
2023 fact sheet providing more information about current state investments in nicotine prevention and cessation programs. These actual amounts are compared to recommended state spending levels. Components of an effective comprehensive statewide program are also summarized.
1 page PDF.
Chinese: Washington 在預防與治療 尼古丁依賴方面投資太少
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.
Vietnamese: Dịch Vụ Cai Thuốc Lá Đảm Bảo Tính Công Bằng