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About the CTP

The FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) regulates the manufacturing, marketing, and distribution of tobacco products. CTP’s mission is to make tobacco-related death and disease part of America’s past, not America’s future, and, by doing so, ensure a healthier life for every family. The focus of CTP is on protecting America’s youth, providing information to help educate consumers, ensuring industry complies with the law, reviewing products, and conducting leading cutting-edge tobacco and nicotine-related research.

Click here to read more about the CTP.

Webinar: Recent Changes that Impact the Sale of Tobacco Products in Retail Establishments

The following webinar (from February 2020) explains the changes made to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, known as the FD&C Act, to increase the federal minimum age of sale of tobacco products to 21 years of age; provides an overview on the Final Guidance: Enforcement Priorities for Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) and Other Deemed Products on the Market Without Premarket Authorization.

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    How Was This Idea Developed?

    Altus Public Schools received a $30,000 TSET Healthy Schools Incentive Grant and used some of the funding to purchase hydroponic grow towers for their schools. Sabina Garrett (pictured above in blue), the Child Nutrition Director, was the grant writer and moving force for the policy progression. The HLP Southern Oklahoma Community Action Group laid the ground work with Altus.

    What Outcomes Have Been Achieved?

    Students and staff are excited about Altus Public Schools being awarded the funding for this project. The three systems provide opportunities for student and staff enrichment as well as use of the products in mobile meal deliveries. The high school agriculture department has a similar grow tower and described experimentation that can occur at the different levels using the system. Teachers have shown enthusiasm for the project and are eager to utilize the equipment into next school year.

    See the Hydroponic Grow Towers in Action!

    This video shows how the superintendent and various staff members are using the grow towers for the middle school and high school.


    To learn more about this community effort, or to get involved, contact:

    Shaundra Covey, Healthy Living Coordinator with Southwest Oklahoma Action Group, Healthy Living Program

    Phone: 580-380-4231

    E-mail: shaundra.covey@socag.org

    or Sabina Garrett, Child Nutrition Program Director for Altus Public Schools

    E-mail: sgarrett@altusps.com

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    The Oklahoma Prevention Needs Assessment (OPNA) is an anonymous statewide risk and protective factor student survey of 6th, 8th, 10th, and 12th graders conducted by the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services.

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    TSET Healthy Living Program (HLP) grantees in Adair County have added crosswalks, speed bumps, and stop signs to high-traffic areas to increase safety for children who walk to Stilwell Middle and Elementary schools. The resources and support made available by Cherokee Nation’s TSET HLP and OSU High Obesity Program (HOP) will incentivize physical activity in the community and create a safer environment for pedestrians. Cherokee Nation’s TSET HLP along with OSU HOP are part of the Adair County Community Health Coalition.

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    A small cohort of OK In the Know members participated in a 6-part pilot series of online “Learning Lab” meetings with the goal of advancing community-based solutions to increase access to healthy food options. This relates to the TSET Healthy Living Program’s G3 outcome, “Adopt and implement an action-oriented healthy food retail resolution to improve food access by making it easier for residents to find, afford, choose, and use healthy food.”

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