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Risk Reduction; Tobacco Control; Tobacco Use Prevention   

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The following definitions shall apply to this article:

(a) "Grantee" means any public or private nonprofit entity approved by the department or the State Department of Education to receive funds pursuant to this article. Grantees may include, but are not limited to, hospitals, community clinics, local health departments, voluntary health organizations, Indian tribes, colleges and universities, county offices of education, school districts, health maintenance organizations, professional health associations, and professional health education associations.

(b) "Tobacco-related disease" means any of the following:

(1) Coronary heart disease.

(2) Cerebrovascular disease.

(3) Cancer, including cancers of the lung, larynx, esophagus, bladder, pancreas, and mouth.

(4) Chronic obstructive lung diseases, including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, asthma, and related lung disorders.

(5) Conditions where smoking or tobacco use has been determined to be a risk factor for excess disability and illness, including burns due to smoking-related fires.

(c) "Tobacco use" means the consumption of tobacco products by burning, chewing, inhalation, or other forms of ingestion.

(d) "Voluntary health organization" means a nonprofit organization organized for purposes related to health, including, but not limited to, an organization devoted to the research of cancer, heart disease, or diseases of the lung.

(e) "Committee" means the Tobacco Education Oversight Committee.

(f) "The department" means the State Department of Health Services.

(g) "Service provider" means an agency or organization that enters into an agreement with the local lead agency or state department to provide services under this article.

(h) "Direct services" means the provision of preventive health education services to targeted populations.

(i) "Local plan" means a plan submitted pursuant to Section 104400.

(j) "Preventive health education against tobacco use" means programs of instruction intended to dissuade individuals from beginning to smoke, to encourage smoking cessation, or to provide information on the health effects of tobacco on the user, children, and nonsmokers. These programs may include a focus on health promotion, disease prevention, and risk reduction, utilizing a "wellness perspective" that encourages self-esteem and positive decisionmaking techniques.

(k) "Targeted populations" means those population groups specified in Sections 104360 and 104385.

(l) "Local lead agencies" means those agencies designated as local lead agencies pursuant to Section 104400.

(Added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 5.)