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Resources by Topic: Tobacco use

Tobacco Product Use Among Adults — United States, 2021
Examines use of combustible and noncombustible tobacco products among people aged 18 or older, using data from the 2021 National Health Interview Survey. Features statistics on the prevalence of cigarette smoking and use of other tobacco products with breakdowns including urban or rural location and the prevalence of cigarette smoking adults by race, ethnicity, and depression diagnosis history between 2019 and 2021.
Author(s): Monica E. Cornelius, Caitlin G. Loretan, Ahmed Jamal, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 72(18), 475–483
Date: 05/2023
Type: Document
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Risk and Protective Factors for Vaping and Smoking Among High School Students in Maine
Examines risks and protective factors related to vaping and smoking among 17,651 high school students in Maine. Provides odds of vaping and smoking according to health and wellness behaviors, perceptions of substance use, and family support, as well as by demographic factors such as sex, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, grade level, and county.
Author(s): Gabriel Tilton, Sara Huston, Pamela Albert
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 20
Date: 04/2023
Type: Document
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The Mental Health, Substance Use, Physical Health, and Mental Health Treatment Need of Community Individuals Experiencing Homelessness in Hawai'i
Results of a study detailing the health-related needs of Hawai'i's unhoused people, most of whom live in rural areas. Features statistics on self-reported rates of depression and anxiety, illicit substance use, alcohol use, smoking, obesity, and overall physical health.
Author(s): Andrew M. Subica, Daryl S. Sampaga, Jana Ortiz-Misiaszek, Tammy K. K. Martin, Scott K. Okamoto
Citation: Community Mental Health Journal, 59, 1021–1026
Date: 03/2023
Type: Document
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Development and Implementation of the ECHO Model in a School Setting to Address Youth Electronic Cigarette Use in Kansas: A Protocol
Evaluates the development of an ECHO pilot project in Kansas to build staff capacity for the purpose of addressing youth e-cigarette use in rural and frontier areas. Utilizes 20 interdisciplinary school teams to participate in the ECHO model from 2021-2022 and discusses the potential effectiveness of the ECHO model.
Author(s): Eleanor L. S. Leavens, Jordan Roberts, Babalola Faseru, et al.
Citation: Frontiers in Public Health, 10
Date: 01/2023
Type: Document
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The State of Health in Tennessee: 2023 Annual Report to the 113th Tennessee General Assembly
Provides a comprehensive overview of health in Tennessee, including health outcomes of individuals and information on the health of the state's healthcare system. Includes statistics on rural hospitals that have closed in recent years, and those at risk of closure as of 2022. Features county-level maps showing Health Professional Shortage Areas.
Date: 01/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Tennessee Department of Health
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West Virginia Office of Drug Control Policy, 2023 Priorities and Implementation Plan
Outlines West Virginia's plan to prevent and treat substance use disorder throughout the state. Details goals for prevention, treatment, research, education, law enforcement, pregnant and parenting women, and the criminal justice system, pertaining to substance use disorder. Also discusses infectious diseases, such as hepatitis and HIV, resulting from substance abuse and misuse.
Date: 2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources
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Engaging At-Risk Rural Residents in Secondary Lung Cancer Prevention
Presents the results of a qualitative study analyzing interview transcripts of rural residents in Maine at risk for lung cancer based on smoking history and age to identify key themes that influence their understanding and attitudes regarding lung cancer risk, low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) screening tests, and the role of patient-provider relationships.
Author(s): Erika Ziller, Jean A Talbot, Martha Elbaum, et al.
Citation: Journal of Primary Care & Community Health, 14
Date: 2023
Type: Document
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Disparities in Current Cigarette Smoking Among US Adults With Mental Health Conditions
Examines the prevalence of smoking among adults with reported mental health conditions. Analyzes 19,398 respondents from the 2019 and 2020 National Survey on Drug Use and Health and breaks down the data state-by-state as well as by age, sex, sexual orientation, race/ethnicity, education, disability, annual income, marriage status, health insurance and employment status, having been arrested in the past 12 months, and large metro, small metro, and nonmetro/rural area.
Author(s): Caitlin G. Loretan, Teresa W. Wang, Christina V. Watson, Ahmed Jamal
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 19
Date: 12/2022
Type: Document
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Rural-Urban Disparities in U.S. Cigarette Smoking Quit Ratios
Compares the rates of smoking cessation in rural and urban areas. Details the rate smokers quit smoking from 2010-2020 according to the National Survey on Drug Use.
Date: 11/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Vermont Center on Rural Addiction
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Social Media and Use of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems among School-Going Adolescents in a Rural Distressed Appalachian Community
Evaluates the influence of social media engagement on electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS) use among 399 8th and 9th grade students in a rural Appalachian county in Tennessee. Provides data on current and ever ENDS use, social media use by type of platform, use of social media to discuss ENDS, attitudes toward ease of ENDS access and danger to health, parental advice against tobacco use, and participant demographics.
Author(s): H.M. Mamudu, C.A. Nwabueze, J.S. Yang, et al.
Citation: Preventive Medicine Reports, 29, 101953
Date: 10/2022
Type: Document
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