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Resources by Topic: Tobacco use

Variations in Tobacco Retailer Type Across Community Characteristics: Place Matters
Examines prevalence of tobacco retailers in Ohio according to community characteristics such as levels of poverty, minority status, and rural, suburban, or urban status. Analyzes 11,392 tobacco retailers for retailer type and community characteristics.
Author(s): Claire Jenkins, Elli Schwartz, Nathaniel Onnen, Peter F. Craigmile, Megan E. Roberts
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 19
Date: 08/2022
Type: Document
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Trends in Rural and Urban Cigarette Smoking Quit Ratios in the US From 2010 to 2020
Results of a study estimating trends in smoking quit ratios for adults in rural and urban areas from 2010-2020, using data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Features statistics with breakdowns by rural and urban areas, including quit ratios by age category.
Author(s): Maria A. Parker, Andrea H. Weinberger, Emma M. Eggers, Erik S. Parker, Andrea C. Villanti
Citation: JAMA Network Open, 5(8)
Date: 08/2022
Type: Document
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America's Health Rankings Senior Report 2022
Provides a national and state-by-state overview of population health for older adults across 62 measures using data from 21 unique data sources. Covers social and economic factors, physical environment, clinical care, behaviors, and health outcomes. Highlights health disparities, including rural-urban disparities, across five categories of health. Includes state-by-state summaries and county-level maps for risk of social isolation by state.
Additional links: Maps of Risk of Social Isolation by County
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: United Health Foundation
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Tobacco Product Use Among Adults — United States, 2020
Examines use of combustible and noncombustible tobacco products among people aged 18 or older, using data from the 2020 National Health Interview Survey. Features statistics on prevalence of cigarette smoking and use of other tobacco products with breakdowns including urban or rural location, and percentage of adults who smoked cigarettes every day with breakdowns by year from 2005-2020.
Author(s): Monica E. Cornelius, Caitlin G. Loretan, Teresa W. Wang, Ahmed Jamal, David M. Homa
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 71(11), 397-405
Date: 03/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Tobacco Retail Licensing and Zoning in Kansas
Examines the tobacco use landscape in Kansas and discusses strategies to reduce tobacco use. Provides county-level maps and statistics of tobacco retailers in Kansas and includes case studies and discussions about rural tobacco use.
Date: 02/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Kansas Health Institute
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Smoking, Rural Residence and Diabetes as Risk Factors for Presumed Ocular Histoplasmosis Syndrome
Investigates how smoking, geographical location, and diabetes impact presumed ocular histoplasmosis syndrome (POHS) and associated choroidal neovascularization (CNV) based on data from 751 adult patients during a 7-year period between January 2013 and December 2019. Includes data predictions to indicate whether there are connections between smoking, diabetes, and rural-urban locations for POHS and for POHS with CNV.
Author(s): Brad Richey, Rachel Obrock, Zachary Gee, et al.
Citation: Retina, 42(2), 369-374
Date: 02/2022
Type: Document
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A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial for a Multi-Level, Clinic-Based Smoking Cessation Program with Women in Appalachian Communities: Study Protocol for the "Break Free" Program
Results of a study to increase smoking cessation among women living in rural Appalachia, by embedding a smoking cessation program within a larger cervical cancer prevention program. Uses data from focus groups comprising 510 women from West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, and Virginia.
Author(s): Joanne G. Patterson, Tia N. Borger, Jessica L. Burris, et al.
Citation: Addiction Science & Clinical Practice, 17(11)
Date: 02/2022
Type: Document
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A Profile of Migrant Health: 2020 Uniform Data System Analysis
Analyzes the demographic, socioeconomic, and health characteristics of migrants from community and migrant health centers that receive funding through the U.S. Public Health Service Act, Section 330. Discusses common conditions faced by migrants, including COVID-19.
Date: 01/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Farmworker Health
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Health-Related Behavioral Risk Factors and Obesity Among American Indians and Alaska Natives of the United States: Assessing Variations by Indian Health Service Region
Study examining behavioral risk factors and obesity in American Indian and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) based on 2017 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System data. Investigates rates of current cigarette smoking, heavy drinking, binge drinking, and physical activity, analyzing disparities in AI/AN and non-Hispanic White populations.
Author(s): Guixiang Zhao, Jason Hsia, Alexander Vigo-Valentín, William S. Garvin, Machell Town
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 19, 210298
Date: 01/2022
Type: Document
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Tobacco Where You Live: Native Communities
Report focuses on tobacco use in American Indian and Alaska Native communities. Differentiates traditional uses of tobacco from commercial use and highlights strategies for highlighting this difference to reduce rates of commercial tobacco use.
Date: 2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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