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Resources by Topic: Tobacco use

Interventions for Increasing Digital Equity and Access (IDEA) Among Rural Patients Who Smoke: Study Protocol for a Pragmatic Randomized Pilot Trial
Examines digital access and literacy interventions that facilitate online evidence-based smoking cessation treatment (EBCT) for rural adults. Provides methodology and components of 3 different EBCT interventions aimed at participants in a Midwestern community-based health system. Includes feedback from a rural community advisory committee (CAC) on the study protocol.
Author(s): Christi Patten, Tabetha Brockman, Sydney Kelpin, et al.
Citation: Contemporary Clinical Trials, 119, 106838
Date: 08/2022
Type: Document
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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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Rural Health in Connecticut A Comprehensive Review of Social Determinants, Community Resources, Health Outcomes, and Wellbeing
Documents the nature of public health for Connecticut's rural populations with a focus on trends, to understand how these populations are changing. Features chapters on social determinants of health, healthcare systems, health risks and behaviors, and health outcomes.
Author(s): Kelly Davila, Camille Seaberry
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: DataHaven
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The State of Our Health: A Statewide Health Assessment of Pennsylvania
Identifies specific health challenges in Pennsylvania and indicates where the largest improvements can be made. Features sections on social determinants of health, access to care, substance use, chronic diseases, mental health, maternal and infant health, injury and violence prevention, infectious diseases and immunization, Health Professional Shortage Areas, and environmental health. Includes references to rural throughout.
Date: 03/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Pennsylvania Department of Health
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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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Comparing Smoking Cessation Interventions among Underserved Patients Referred for Lung Cancer Screening: A Pragmatic Trial Protocol
Presents a study comparing four different smoking cessation support programs offered in tandem with lung cancer screening for underserved patients. Evaluates each intervention offered to Black, Latinx, and rural patients and draws conclusions based on outcomes.
Author(s): Rachel Kohn, Anil Vachani, Dylan Small, et al.
Citation: Annals of the American Thoracic Society, 19(2), 303-314
Date: 02/2022
Type: Document
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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 M. 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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