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Resources by Topic: Tobacco use

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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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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Equitable Implementation of Lung Cancer Screening: Avoiding Its Potential to Mirror Existing Inequities among People Who Use Tobacco
Discusses barriers impacting equitable lung cancer screening across sociodemographic factors. Provides commentary on historical trends of smoking and outreach efforts to underserved populations, including those without insurance, those with mental illness, gender and racial minorities, rural communities, and more.
Author(s): Emily Bilenduke, Shacoria Anderson, Alison Brenner, et al.
Citation: Cancer Causes & Control
Date: 09/2023
Type: Document
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Types of Offers of Combustible Cigarettes, E-Cigarettes, and Betel Nut Experienced by Guam Youths
Presents a study on the scenarios where youths in Guam are presented with the opportunity to use cigarettes, e-cigarettes, and betel nut. Bases findings on focus group discussions and breaks down data by type of offer, location, and group context, among other measures.
Author(s): Francis Dalisay, Scott K. Okamoto, Jane Teneza, et al.
Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 20(19), 6832
Date: 09/2023
Type: Document
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Oregon by the Numbers - Key Measures for Oregon and Its Counties
Breaks down demographic and socioeconomic data in Oregon by county. Highlights data on various measures for each county such as food insecurity, unemployment rate, adult smoking, broadband access, and percent rural versus urban, among others.
Additional links: En Español
Date: 09/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Ford Family Foundation, Oregon State University Rural Studies Program
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Health Equity in Connecticut 2023
Report and data graphics for key social drivers of health and health outcomes in Connecticut. Features statistics on topics including health risks and age-adjusted mortality, with breakdowns by rural or suburban areas and for several urban cities.
Author(s): Kelly Davila, Mark Abraham, Camille Seaberry
Date: 08/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: DataHaven
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The Association of Forced Expiratory Volume in One Second with Occupational Exposures in a Longitudinal Study of Adults in a Rural Community in Iowa
Examines the impact of occupational vapor–gas, dust, and fumes (VGDF) exposures and cigarette smoke on respiratory health. Provides data on 1,071 adults living in rural Iowa according to health status, health behaviors, and lifetime VGDF exposures. Discusses the health implications of work-related VGDF exposures.
Author(s): Paul K. Henneberger, Steven M. Rollins, Michael J. Humann, et al.
Citation: International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health, 96(6), 919-930
Date: 08/2023
Type: Document
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Health Panel Comment Letter – HHS Smoking Cessation Framework 2023
Offers comments in response to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Request for Information on the draft HHS 2023 Framework to Support and Accelerate Smoking Cessation. Discusses tobacco use in rural areas, incorporating payment strategies to incentivize clinical providers and health plans to address tobacco cessation, the importance of culturally competent interventions, and more.
Date: 07/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Policy Research Institute Rural Health Panel
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State Differences in Recommended Components of Care Received During Postpartum Visits for Rural and Urban Residents, 2016-2019
Policy brief measuring state-level differences in receipt of recommended postpartum care components for urban and rural residents, using data from the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System. Features statistics on the median number of postpartum care components with breakdowns by state and rurality, and state-level maps with shadings showing frequency of screening for depression, smoking, abuse, and counseling for contraception, eating and exercise, and birth spacing.
Author(s): Julia D. Interrante, Phoebe Chastain, Katy Backes Kozhimannil
Date: 07/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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