Preventing Melanoma – Communities play a vital role

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9,000 More than 9,000 Americans die of melanoma each year. 2x Rate of new cases of melanoma doubled from 1982 to 2011. 21,000 Using proven community prevention programs could avoid an estimated 21,000 new melanoma cases each year.   Skin cancer is the most common form of...

Use of Tobacco Tax Stamps to Prevent and Reduce Illicit Tobacco Trade — United States, 2014

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Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States (1). Increasing the unit price on tobacco products is the most effective tobacco prevention and control measure (2). Illicit tobacco trade (illicit trade) undermines high tobacco prices by...

Factors Involved in the Collaboration Between the National Comprehensive Cancer Control Programs and Tobacco Control Programs: A Qualitative Study of 6 States, United States, 2012

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Tobacco control is among the highest priority prevention components to reduce cancer mortality rates and a major modifiable risk factor to control the growing epidemic of chronic diseases (1). In 2014, the US Department of Health and Human Services published a report of the...

Estimating the global burden of cancer in 2013; 14.9 million new cases worldwide

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Researchers from around the world have worked together to try to measure the global burden of cancer and they estimate there were 14.9 million new cases of cancer, 8.2 million deaths and 196.3 million years of a healthy life lost in 2013, according to a Special Communication...

Nicotine and the adolescent brain

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Abstract Adolescence encompasses a sensitive developmental period of enhanced clinical vulnerability to nicotine, tobacco, and e-cigarettes. While there are sociocultural influences, data at preclinical and clinical levels indicate that this adolescent sensitivity has strong...

State-Specific Prevalence of Current Cigarette Smoking and Smokeless Tobacco Use Among Adults Aged ≥18 Years — United States, 2011–2013

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Cigarette smoking and the use of smokeless tobacco both cause substantial morbidity and premature mortality (1,2). The concurrent use of these products might increase dependence and the risk for tobacco-related disease and death (1,2). State-specific estimates of prevalence and...

U.S. E-Cigarette Regulations – 50 State Review (2015)

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The following is a snapshot of the U.S. landscape of e-cigarette regulation as of May 22, 2015.  The information below was based on a 50-state (plus Washington, D.C.) survey of current state statutes pertaining to e-cigarette regulations in the following areas: definition ...

Randomized Trial of Four Financial-Incentive Programs for Smoking Cessation

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Financial incentives have been shown to promote a variety of health behaviors.1-8 For example, in a randomized, clinical trial involving 878 General Electric employees, a bundle of incentives worth $750 for smoking cessation nearly tripled quit rates, from 5.0% to 14.7%,8 and led...

Impact of a U.S. antismoking national media campaign on beliefs, cognitions and quit intentions

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In 2012, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launched a national tobacco education campaign, Tips From Former Smokers, that consisted of graphic, emotionally evocative, testimonial-style advertisements. This longitudinal study examines changes in beliefs,...