Category: Tobacco


CDC Vital Signs Finds Increases in Youth Tobacco Use

This month’s edition of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Vital Signs publication details increasing tobacco use among youth, largely due to use of electronic cigarettes. The report determines that more than one in four high school students and about one in 14 middle school students in 2018 had used a tobacco…

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CDC Designates 2019 as Year of Tobacco Cessation

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) has designated 2019 as the Year of Cessation. The Year of Cessation is intended to call attention to opportunities to promote and coordinate key activities related to tobacco cessation. Each quarter throughout the year will feature various themes related to…

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National Study Finds Record Increase in Electronic Cigarette Use Among Teens, Surgeon General Declares Epidemic

On Monday, findings from the Monitoring the Future (MTF) study, sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, indicated a sharp increase in electronic cigarette use, or vaping, among U.S. teens over the past year. The study, conducted annually, surveys eighth, 10th, and 12th graders about their attitudes and behaviors toward alcohol and other drugs….

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UC Merced Invites LHD Participation on Nicotine and Cannabis Policy Center Advisory Group

University of California, Merced was recently awarded a grant from the Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP) to establish the Nicotine and Cannabis Policy Center (NCPC). The NCPC is the first tobacco policy center to be designated by the TRDRP and is charged with focusing on challenges facing rural and underserved areas of California. As part…

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Healthy People 2020 Announces Webinar on Environmental Quality and Health

Healthy People 2020 recently announced that it will be holding a webinar to learn about progress made toward achieving the Healthy People 2020 Environmental Quality Leading Health Indicators on Thursday, March 22 from 9:00 am – 10:00 am. The webinar will specifically highlight the harmful effects of secondhand smoke exposure and showcase innovations in eliminating…

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CDC Publishes New E-Cigarette Information, Infographic

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Office on Smoking and Health recently published a new infographic and updated online information related to e-cigarettes. The material provides standard background information on the latest research, particularly in light of the recent National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) comprehensive report on the Public…

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FDA to Begin New Tobacco Cessation Campaign

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration plans to launch a new tobacco cessation campaign in January 2018 titled Every Try Counts. The campaign will target adults with cessation education aimed at encouraging cigarette smokers to quit tobacco use through messages of support that highlight health benefits of quitting tobacco use. These messages will be displayed…

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