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Resources by Topic: Tobacco use

Racial/Ethnic Health Disparities Among Rural Adults — United States, 2012-2015
Reports on racial/ethnic health disparities among rural residents. Includes data by race/ethnicity for health-related quality of life, healthcare access and use, chronic health conditions, and health-related behaviors. Based on data from the 2012–2015 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System.
Author(s): Cara V. James, Ramal Moonesinghe, Shondelle M. Wilson-Frederick, et al.
Location: MMWR Surveillance Summaries, 66(23), 1-9
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Rural Youth Fight for Tobacco-Free Communities
Highlights teen-led programs to prevent tobacco use in rural Kentucky, Vermont, and Montana. Discusses the impact youth can have on local and state policy related to tobacco, and well as the effectiveness youth have in reaching their peers on this issue.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Location: Rural Monitor
Date: 11/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Rural Tobacco Control and Prevention
Webinar recording presents the Rural Tobacco Control and Prevention Toolkit developed by NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis. Features examples of successful programs from the Vermont Department of Health and the West Virginia University Extension Service - McDowell County.
Additional links: Audio Recording, PowerPoint Handout, Webinar Transcript
Date: 09/2017
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Results from the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Detailed Tables
Provides data on use of illicit drugs, alcohol, and tobacco, trends in substance use disorder and mental health, and access to treatment for youth 12-17 and adults. Features statistics for a variety of demographic and geographic characteristics.
Date: 09/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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Spit It Out-West Virginia
Video highlighting the Spit it Out program, which serves six West Virginia Coal Country counties. Describes how the Southern Coalfields Tobacco Prevention Coalition Network partnered with mining companies to reduce tobacco use, particularly smokeless tobacco use.
Date: 08/2017
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Tobacco Control and Cessation in Rural Areas Rural Health Chat
Summary of a July 2017 Twitter chat focused on rural tobacco control and cessation. Documents a conversation among rural health experts addressing a range of topics, including tobacco use in rural areas, challenges rural residents face in quitting, the impact of tobacco use, innovative solutions, and resources to support rural tobacco control and cessation.
Date: 07/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Use of Cell Phones and Computers for Health Promotion and Tobacco Cessation by American Indian College Students in Montana
Results of a survey given to 153 American Indian students at two rural tribal colleges, designed to inform development and implementation of a text messaging smoking cessation intervention. Features statistics including age, sex, health status, degree of tobacco use, access to computer and cell phone, and frequency of phone and internet use.
Author(s): Jo Ann Walsh Dotson, Lonnie A. Nelson, Sara L. Young, Dedra Buchwald, John Roll
Location: Rural and Remote Health, 17, 4014
Date: 03/2017
Type: Document
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Health-Related Behaviors by Urban-Rural County Classification — United States, 2013
Provides data on five self-reported health-related behaviors for residents of rural and urban areas. Behaviors include sufficient sleep, current nonsmoking, nondrinking or moderate drinking, maintaining normal body weight, and meeting aerobic leisure time physical activity recommendations. Includes data for each behavior for metropolitan, micropolitan, and noncore (rural) areas, as well as prevalence of 4-5 health behaviors by sex, age, race/ethnicity, and education level. Based on 2013 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) data.
Author(s): Kevin A. Matthews, Janet B. Croft, Yong Liu, et al.
Location: MMWR Surveillance Summaries, 66(5), 1-8
Date: 02/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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A Socioecological Approach to Addressing Tobacco-Related Health Disparities
Presents a sociological approach to reducing tobacco use. Focuses on addressing tobacco use in minority groups where usage is still prevalent. Analyzes factors that predispose various groups to tobacco use and discusses methods for prevention and cessation.
Additional links: Executive Summary
Date: 2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Cancer Institute
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American Indian/Alaska Natives & Cardiovascular Diseases
Reports on the incidence of heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure in the American Indian and Alaska Native populations. Also provides data on smoking, physical inactivity, and diabetes.
Date: 2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Heart Association
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