California Department of Health Outlines Dangers of E-Cigarettes – Asian/Pacific Islander Communities Hard Hit

Tobacco is a leading cause of death among Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPI) and after two decades of work fighting the ravages of tobacco in our communities, Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy, and Leadership (APPEAL), welcomes the State Health Officer’s Report on the dangers of E-Cigarettes announced Wed., Jan. 28, by the California Department of Health. The state joins 74 cities and counties throughout California that, in 2014, recognized the threat of e-cigs and implemented policies …Read More

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Announcing the Great Asian American Smokeout

Tobacco is the #1 preventable cause of disease, disability, and death among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) and is associated with the top three killers of AAPIs – heart disease, cancer, and stroke. Even as the nation as a whole prepares for the Great American Smokeout coming up on November 20, many AAPI subgroups (Chinese, Filipino, Cambodian, Korean, Lao, Vietnamese, and others) face disproportionate rates of tobacco use and associated health impacts. So, APPEAL’s RAISE Network is re-branding the …Read More

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Former Smokers Needed for Next CDC Tips Campaign

When former smokers have the opportunity to tell their stories about how tobacco has led to devastating consequences in their lives, it can be a powerful way to impact the lives of others.

APPEAL is proud to announce our recent partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Together, we are conducting a national search to identify candidates who are willing to share their compelling tobacco-related stories in an upcoming national tobacco education campaign, Tips From Former Smokers (Tips). …Read More

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Thank You to Dr. Howard Koh as he Departs DHHS


Dr. Howard Koh Departs HHS After 5 Years of Important Work Tackling AANHPI Health Disparities

Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy &Leadership (APPEAL) recognizes the tireless work and tremendous impact of Dr. Howard Koh as he departs his post as Assistant Secretary for Health at the Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS).

“We will always be indebted to Dr. Koh for his efforts to curb tobacco use in our communities,” said Rod Lew, executive director of the Asian Pacific Partners for …Read More

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APPEAL’s Pathways of Change Conference Opens Registration

Pathways of Change: Advancing Equity on Tobacco, Obesity & Cancer Control is a 2.5-day conference that celebrates APPEAL’s 20th anniversary by examining the health disparities faced by Asian American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, and other underserved communities and how to create meaningful change.  Early-bird rates are available until July 25.  Special discounted hotel room rates are also available.  For scholarship and other conference information, or to register, visit the Pathways of Change page.

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Show the Impact of Tobacco on Diverse Communities!

Join APPEAL’s Efforts with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Tobacco Education Campaign

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched the second round of their tobacco education campaign last week, Tips from Former Smokers (Tips). The campaign aims to continue raising awareness of the negative health effects caused by smoking, encourage smokers to quit, and encourage nonsmokers to protect themselves and their families from exposure to secondhand smoke through advertisements, public service announcments, and social media …Read More

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APPEAL PROMISE Webinar: The National Asian Quitline: A Tobacco Cessation Resource for Asian-language Speakers

Please join us for an opportunity to hear from guest speaker Dr. Shu-Hong Zhu, about the upcoming launch of the National Asian Quitline. Participants will learn about the multilingual Asian Quitline’s proven success in providing tobacco cessation services for Chinese-, Korean-, and Vietnamese-speaking smokers in the U.S.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

4:30 – 5:30 pm Eastern; 3:30 – 4:30 pm Central

2:30 – 3:30 pm Mountain

1:30 – 2:30 pm Pacific; 10:30 – 11:30 am Hawai`i


Increase knowledge of how the …Read More

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First Journal Issue Dedicated to AA & NHPI Tobacco Use Released in a Decade

APPEAL guest edits peer reviewed articles on eliminating tobacco disparities among AAs & NHPIs

Oakland, C.A. – Today, Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy and Leadership (APPEAL) and Health Promotion Practice(HPP) released the second ever (and first in over a decade) issue of a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to tobacco use in the Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AA & NHPI) communities.


George C. Wu
(202) 306-0898

Rod Lew
Executive Director, APPEAL
(510) 318-7814

August 15, 2013

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AAPCHO and APPEAL Urges AA & NHPI Smokers to Speak with their Physicians

OAKLAND, May 23, 2013 – The Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO), in partnership with Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy and Leadership (APPEAL), is encouraging Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander (AA&NHOPI) tobacco users to speak with their physicians about smoking and quitting.

May 23, 2013

Stacy Lavilla
Director of Communications, AAPCHO
(510) 272-9536 x110

Rod Lew
Executive Director, APPEAL
(510) 318-7814

AAPCHO and APPEAL Urges AA&NHOPI Smokers to Speak with their Physicians

OAKLAND, May 23, 2013 – The Association of Asian …Read More

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