Themed Issue on Interventions to Reduce Tobacco-Related Health Disparities

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Editorial Select this article Kolawole S. Okuyemi, Lorraine R. Reitzel, and Pebbles Fagan Interventions to Reduce Tobacco-Related Health Disparities Nicotine Tob Res (2015) 17 (8): 887–891 doi:10.1093/ntr/ntv096 Extract FREE Full Text (HTML) FREE Full Text (PDF) OPEN ACCESS...

UNC Evidence Review Finds Excess Tobacco Marketing in Neighborhoods with More Low-income, More African-American Residents

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Researchers at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill sought to identify evidence of excess tobacco marketing being associated with the characteristics of who lives in a given neighborhood. Tobacco marketing in retail stores is one of the most common ways the tobacco...

Cessation Outcomes Among Quitline Callers in Three States During a National Tobacco Education Campaign

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Abstract INTRODUCTION: Antismoking mass media campaigns, such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Tips from Former Smokers (Tips) campaign, increase the number of tobacco users calling tobacco quitlines. Few studies have investigated long-term tobacco use...

A Systematic Review of Neighborhood Disparities in Point-of-Sale Tobacco Marketing

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Abstract We systematically reviewed evidence of disparities in tobacco marketing at tobacco retailers by sociodemographic neighborhood characteristics. We identified 43 relevant articles from 893 results of a systematic search in 10 databases updated May 28, 2014. We found 148...

Sociodemographic and Psychological Characteristics of Very Light Smoking Among Women in Emerging Adulthood, National Survey of Drug Use and Health, 2011

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Introduction For the past 2 decades, both the prevalence of smoking and average cigarette consumption have declined in the United States (1). However, at the same time, the proportion of very light smoking has increased (1,2). Very light smoking is defined as smoking no more than...

National and State-Specific Sales and Prices for Electronic Cigarettes—U.S., 2012–2013

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Introduction The growing market for electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) has been widely reported in the media, but very little objective data exist in the scientific literature, and no data have been published on state-specific trends in prices or sales. Our objective is to...

Effect of Screening Mammography on Cancer Incidence and Mortality

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With increasing availability of massive quantities of health care data and advances in technology for data analyses, novel investigations of health delivery and outcomes are proliferating. In this issue of JAMA Internal Medicine, Harding et al1 investigate the health effects of...

Attitudes Toward Raising the Minimum Age of Sale for Tobacco Among U.S. Adults

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Introduction Efforts to disrupt tobacco sales to minors through age of sale restrictions can contribute to reductions in youth tobacco use. The objective of this study was to assess attitudes toward raising the minimum tobacco age of sale to 21 years among U.S. adults. Methods...

Study exposes historical barricades to health in tobacco-growing states

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The major tobacco-growing states lag behind the rest of the nation in adopting measures effective in reducing tobacco use. Consequently, these five states—Kentucky, North Carolina, Virginia, South Carolina and Tennessee—are disproportionately affected by tobacco related disease,...