Telemedicine for Tobacco Cessation and Prevention to Combat COVID-19 Morbidity and Mortality in Rural Areas
Discusses the use of telehealth to initiate tobacco cessation programs in rural areas as a means of limiting comorbidity and mortality during the COVID-19 pandemic. Highlights the rates of tobacco use in rural areas by type and compares rates to urban areas. Explores several examples of programs using telemedicine to implement successful models of tobacco cessation treatment in the U.S. and in Hong Kong.
Ashley L. Merianos, Bradley Fevrier, E. Melinda Mahabee-Gittens
Frontiers in Public Health, 8, 598905
Health disparities · Infectious diseases · Mortality · Public health · Rural-urban differences · Telehealth · Tobacco use