Cutting Tobacco’s Rural Roots | Tobacco Use In Rural Communities

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The American Lung Association in this article discusses the issue of tobacco use among rural community residents. The American Lung Association also states that these individuals are more likely to utilize tobacco and highly likely to use smokeless tobacco products. They...

Estimating Smoking–Attributable Mortality in the United States

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Fenelon and Preston discuss how smoking cigarettes has caused a great deal of premature deaths in the United States. The objective of the authors was to provide more accurate estimates of how smoking effects life expectancy of adults in the United States for the year 2004. They...

Ethnic and Racial Differences in the Smoking-Related Risk of Lung Cancer

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Haiman, Stram, Wilkens, Pike, Kolonel, Henderson, Marchand discuss the different incidence rates observed among blacks, Native Hawaiians, other Polynesians, Japanese Americans, Hispanics, and whites for risk of lung cancer caused by smoking cigarettes among men and women. The...

The Preventable Causes of Death in the United States: Comparative Risk Assessment of Dietary, Lifestyle, and Metabolic Risk Factors

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Danaei, Ding, Mozaffarian, Taylor, Rehm, et al., in their article discuss 12 particular modifiable dietary (high salt intake, minimal consumption of fruits and vegetables), lifestyle (tobacco smoking, physical inactivity, alcohol use), and metabolic risk factors (high blood...

Genotoxicity of tobacco smoke-derived aromatic amines and bladder cancer: current state of knowledge and future research directions

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Besaratinia and Tommasi start of by providing background information on bladder cancer and how individuals in the United States tend to acquire bladder cancer at higher rates if they are smokers. Throughout their article they discuss the knowledge available surrounding DNA...

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...

Smoking, social class, and gender: what can public health learn from the tobacco industry about disparities in smoking?

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Barbeau, Leavy-Sperounis and Balbach in this article talk about how tobacco companies tend to utilize demographics such as social class, gender, race, education to market cigarettes here in the United States. The methods utilized by these authors consisted of conducting online...
This cancer survivor smokes a cigarette on his boat in Newport Beach. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)

Even cancer isn’t enough to get many smokers to quit, study finds

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There’s nothing like a serious health scare to convince smokers to kick the habit, but new research finds that nearly 1 in 10 cancer survivors is still smoking nine years after their diagnosis. The 9.3% smoking rate among American cancer survivors is about half as high a...

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...
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