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Resources by Topic: Tobacco use

Health Disparities in Tennessee
Examines health disparities experienced by Tennessee residents. Measures include life expectancy, health equity, healthcare access, mental health and trauma, infectious disease, chronic disease, cancer, reproductive health, and age-specific health. Features statistics with breakdowns by race, ethnicity, gender, and urban or rural location.
Date: 05/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Tennessee Department of Health
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Association Between Sociodemographics and Change in Alcohol or Tobacco Use Behaviors During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Presents a study exploring the changes in alcohol and tobacco use during the COVID-19 pandemic and aims to identify correlating sociodemographic factors. Breaks down survey data by sociodemographic markers, such as age, race, gender, and rural versus urban location, among other factors.
Author(s): Selam Habtemariam, Chloe M. Hery, Xiaochen Zhang, et al.
Citation: PLoS ONE, 19(5), e0304111
Date: 05/2024
Type: Document
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Facilitators and Barriers to Passing Local Policies That Prohibit the Sale of Flavored Tobacco Products: Qualitative Analysis of Strategies Implemented by 36 Communities in California, 2017–2021
Examines the success rate of implementing local polices that prohibit flavored tobacco sales in California. Analyzes both rural and urban communities and discusses barriers and facilitators to policy adoption.
Author(s): Sarah Hellesen, Sue Haun, Melanie S. Dove
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 21
Date: 05/2024
Type: Document
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Exploring the Link between Altitude of Residence and Smoking Patterns in the United States
Presents a study exploring the relationship between altitude and rates of smoking. Features a breakdown of the data by demographic characteristics, such as gender, race, and rurality, among other factors.
Author(s): Danielle Jeanne-Marie Boxer, Young-Hoon Sung, Nicolas A. Nunez, et al.
Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 21(2), 226
Date: 02/2024
Type: Document
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Testing the Feasibility of the QuitAid Smoking Cessation Intervention in a Randomized Factorial Design in an Independent, Rural Community Pharmacy
Examines a pharmacist-delivered smoking cessation intervention in rural Appalachia. Analyzes an ask-advise-connect model conducted with 24 adult smokers between September and November 2021, observing recruitment, retention, treatment adherence, and fidelity. Includes data on participant demographics, participant satisfaction, and pharmacist perceptions.
Author(s): Melissa A. Little, Taylor Reid, Matthew Moncrief, et al.
Citation: Pilot and Feasibility Studies, 10(41)
Date: 02/2024
Type: Document
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Understanding COPD and Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Provides an overview of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) symptoms and causes, and explains how rural-based pulmonary rehabilitation services help to restore independence and quality of life in COPD patients. Highlights the prevalence of COPD in rural communities and the steps that Critical Access Hospitals and other small rural hospitals can take to improve access to much-needed pulmonary rehabilitation services. Includes transcript.
Date: 02/2024
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Community-Engaged Transdisciplinary Approaches to Cervical Cancer Prevention in Appalachia
Provides an overview of the Take CARE (Clinical Avenues to Reach Health Equity) program to reduce cervical cancer incidence and mortality in Appalachian Kentucky, Ohio, Virginia, and West Virginia. Describes implementation of Take CARE's human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination, smoking cessation, and cervical cancer screening initiatives.
Author(s): Electra D. Paskett
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
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Tobacco Use Among MSAW: Environmental Scan Findings Report
Reports on tobacco use among migratory and seasonal agricultural workers (MSAWs) using surveys of MSAW-serving organizations and focus groups with MSAWs. Includes discussion of tobacco use, beliefs about health effects, tobacco use in the workplace, cultural differences, cessation programs, and more. Offers recommendations for healthcare providers and MSAW-serving organizations addressing tobacco use.
Date: 2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Farmworker Health
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Cumulative Environmental Quality Is Associated with Breast Cancer Incidence Differentially by Summary Stage and Urbanicity
Identifies associations between environmental factors and breast cancer stages in North Carolina using the Environmental Quality Index (EQI). EQI factors include air, water, land, sociodemographic, and built environments. Includes analysis of urbanicity, race, screenings, and tobacco use.
Author(s): Larisa M. Gearhart-Serna, Brittany A. Mills, Hillary Hsu, et al.
Citation: Scientific Reports, 13, 20301
Date: 11/2023
Type: Document
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Engaging Students in Advancing Campus Tobacco-Free Policies: A Qualitative Study of California Community Colleges' Efforts
Examines student engagement with tobacco-free campus policies in California community colleges. Analyzes 33 semi-structured interviews from stakeholders across 12 community colleges with a focus on themes such as engaging students, ways students are involved in tobacco-free policies, and the benefits of student engagement, according to rural versus urban campus location.
Author(s): Setareh Harsamizadeh Tehrani, Sang Leng Trieu, Lien Dao, Carissa Samuel, Camillia K. Lui
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 20
Date: 11/2023
Type: Document
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