Are Cancer Survivors Physically Active? A Comparison by U.S. States.

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Abstract BACKGROUND: Cancer survivors who engage in physical activity (PA) have improved quality of life, reduced fatigue, and lower mortality rates. We compare the percent of cancer survivors meeting PA recommendations by US states stratified by age and gender to identify the...

Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology

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Purpose: Lymphoid malignancies are among the most common cancers diagnosed in adolescents and young adults (AYAs). However, little is known about the factors affecting survival in AYAs with non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). We evaluated if survival differs by race/ethnicity and...

Deaths Due to Cigarette Smoking for 12 Smoking-Related Cancers in the United States

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This study estimated the number of deaths attributable to cigarette smoking for 12 smoking-related cancers and found that continued progress in reducing cancer mortality requires more comprehensive tobacco control. The 2014 US Surgeon General’s Report provided the estimated...

Review of hookah tobacco smoking among college students: policy implications and research recommendations

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Abstract Background: About 30% of college students have smoked hookah tobacco. Although most students perceive this product to be innocuous and non-addictive, hookah tobacco increases the risk for disease and nicotine dependence. Currently, the US Food and Drug Administration...

Smoking behavior among adult childhood cancer survivors: what are we missing?

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Abstract Purpose Childhood cancer survivors are a growing population at increased risk for smoking-related health complications. This study compared smoking prevalence, age at smoking initiation, and time trend of smoking prevalence from 1997 to 2010 between adult survivors of...

Tobacco-control policies in tobacco-growing States: where tobacco was king

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Abstract Policy Points: The tobacco companies prioritized blocking tobacco-control policies in tobacco-growing states and partnered with tobacco farmers to oppose tobacco-control policies. The 1998 Master Settlement Agreement, which settled state litigation against the cigarette...

E-Cigarette Use in the Past and Quitting Behavior in the Future: A Population-Based Study

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Objectives. We examined whether smokers who used e-cigarettes are more likely to quit after 1 year than smokers who had never used e-cigarettes. Methods. We surveyed California smokers (n = 1000) at 2 time points 1 year apart. We conducted logistic regression analyses to...

Marketing Practices of Vapor Store Owners

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Objectives. We examined the marketing strategies for local vapor stores in a large metropolitan area in Oklahoma. Methods. Vapor store owners or managers (n = 33) participated in individual interviews regarding marketing practices in 2014. We asked owners about their marketing...

Monitoring the Future – National Survey Results on Drug Use, 1975-2014

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Substance use is a leading cause of preventable morbidity and mortality, and it is in large part why people in the U.S. have the highest probability among 17 high-income nations of dying by age 50.1 Substance use is also an important contributor to many social ills including...