Increasing Efforts to Reduce Cervical Cancer Through State-Level Comprehensive Cancer Control Planning

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Reducing cervical cancer disparities in the U.S. requires intentional focus on structural barriers such as systems and policy which impact access to human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination, cervical cancer screening and treatment. Such changes are difficult and often politicized....

Health Status Disparities in the United States

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Geography and Health Disparity  Although it is well established that, nationally, there are disparities in health status and access to health care between whites and racial and ethnic minorities, less is known about geographic variations in health status and access to care. It is...

A comparison of three policy approaches for tobacco retailer reduction.

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Abstract BACKGROUND: The Institute of Medicine recommends that public health agencies restrict the number and regulate the location of tobacco retailers as a means of reducing tobacco use. However, the best policy strategy for tobacco retailer reduction is unknown. PURPOSE: The...

A comparison of three policy approaches for tobacco retailer reduction

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Background The Institute of Medicine recommends that public health agencies restrict the number and regulate the location of tobacco retailers as a means of reducing tobacco use. However, the best policy strategy for tobacco retailer reduction is unknown. Purpose The purpose of...

Missed Opportunity? Twenty Percent of Breast Cancer Patients Don’t Know Their Recurrence Risk Status

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One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer over her lifetime. Together with their doctors, women with early stage breast cancer that is estrogen receptor positive and lymph node negative must make the important decision of whether to include chemotherapy in their...

E-cigarette use and relations to tobacco and alcohol use among adolescents

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Tobacco, alcohol, and other substance use should be discouraged in minors. This view has close to universal recognition. Among recent trends in the area of smoking are the so called electronic cigarettes (ECs), which have largely been marketed as a safer alternative to...

Tobacco Use Among Middle and High School Students — United States, 2011–2014

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Tobacco use and addiction most often begin during youth and young adulthood (1,2). Youth use of tobacco in any form is unsafe (1). To determine the prevalence and trends of current (past 30-day) use of nine tobacco products (cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco, e-cigarettes,...

The associations between exposure to tobacco coupons and predictors of smoking behaviours among US youth

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Introduction A recent report showed that 13.1% of US middle and high school students were exposed to tobacco coupons in the past 30 days in 2012. The current study reanalysed data from the National Youth Tobacco Survey 2012 to examine the associations between exposure to tobacco...

Smokeless Tobacco in Sport and Use Among Adolescents

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Smokeless tobacco, which includes both oral moist snuff and chewing tobacco, imbues substantial health risks, not limited to increased chances of oral and pancreatic cancer, gum disease, nicotine addiction, and, among adolescents, increased likelihood of smoking initiation. There...