Disparities in Receipt of Advice to Quit Smoking From Health Care Providers: 2010 National Health Interview Survey

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Daneshh, Paskett, and Ferketich discuss how the prevalence rates of healthcare provider delivered advice and how the characteristics of individuals who receive advice from other health care providers such as physicians and dentists. The data utilized in this study was obtained...

Eliminating Tobacco-Related Health Disparities | Summary Report

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In this report provided by the National Institutes of Health and National Cancer Institute they discuss how to eliminate tobacco-related health disparities. In this report background information is provided pertaining to the burden caused by tobacco all across the United States...

Equity, social determinants and public health programmes

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David, Esson, Perucic, and Fitzpatrick start of by talking about how tobacco use in the United States should be a public health priority and why it deserves more attention and adequate number of resources to effectively address the issue of tobacco utilization among smokers. They...

TOBACCO USE DURING AND AFTER PREGNANCY: THE SMOKING BEHAVIORS OF AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN AND THEIR ATTEMPTS TO QUIT

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Gilchrsit discusses utilization of tobacco by African American women pre and post pregnancy as well as their attempts to quit in Pennsylvania and in the city of Pittsburgh. She mentions that African American women in Pennsylvania and Pittsburgh had the greatest number of health...

Preventing 3 Million Premature Deaths and Helping 5 Million Smokers Quit: A National Action Plan for Tobacco Cessation

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Fiore, Croyle, Curry, Cutler, Davis, Gordon, Healton, Koh, Orleans, Richling, et. al talk about how recommendations were developed to help with efforts to increase tobacco cessation rates in the United States by the Subcommittee on Cessation of the Interagency Committee on...

The role of tobacco in cancer health disparities

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Vidrine, Reitzel, and Wetter talk about how even though sufficient effort has been made to reduce smoking rates over the years, it still accounts for the most preventable morbidity and mortality rates in the United States. They make a point similar to other articles that tobacco...

Alabama has second-highest rate of tobacco use among high school students, and this could be why

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Alabama is near the bottom in spending to prevent tobacco use among children. At the same time, its high school students report the second-highest rate of tobacco use nationwide. Nearly three in 10 Alabama high school students say they use tobacco. Only West Virginia has a higher...

CDC director explains what he hates about electronic cigarettes

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Of all the threats to Americans’ health — a list that includes bird flu, measles and West Nile virus — few get Dr. Tom Frieden as riled up as electronic cigarettes. As director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Frieden has a ready-made platform for...