The Tobacco Treaty Turns Ten

Can international law protect global health from a man-made menace? The World Health Organization (WHO) certainly thought so in adopting the Framework Convention for Tobacco Control (FCTC), which entered into force on February 27, 2005. Supporters hailed the FCTC as a critical...

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...

Community Tobacco Prevention and Control Toolkit Overview

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In this article by the Texas Department of State Health Services they talk about how tobacco is taking a huge toll on its residents and how secondhand smoke has become a huge issue to those individuals who do not smoke. They also talk about how effects of tobacco on health is not...

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...

Examples of Successful Community-Based Public Health Interventions (State-by-State)

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In this article written by Trust for America’s Health they provide information pertaining to community-based interventions that organizations have been able to successfully implement all across the United States. Some of the organizations that are mentioned include Healthy...

Tobacco and Health Disparities

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Mills in her article discusses how healthcare professionals, public health officials, and researchers need to work together in order to determine existing gaps in existing knowledge in order to more effectively address the burden of tobacco related diseases and premature deaths...

Appalachia: Where Place Matters in Health

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Behringer, and Friedell discuss health disparities in Appalachia. The areas considered to be a part of Appalachia have high rates of cancer. The highest rates are seen in cervical cancer, heart disease and premature mortality. Behringer and Friedell utilize studies that were done...

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...