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Resources by Topic: Tobacco use

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Smoking Status — United States, 2017
Examines age-adjusted prevalence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) among current smokers, former smokers, and those who have never smoked. Includes data by urban-rural location.
Author(s): Anne G. Wheaton, Yong Liu, Janet B. Croft, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 68(24), 533-538
Date: 06/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Assessment of Mortality and Smoking Rates Before and After Reduction in Community-wide Prevention Programs in Rural Maine
Results of a study comparing smoking and mortality rates in Franklin County, Maine with other Maine counties, by 5-year intervals between 1970-2015. Features statistics including demographics, mortality rates, and income data.
Author(s): Daniel K. Onion, Roderick E. Prior, N. Burgess Record
Citation: JAMA Network Open 2(6)
Date: 06/2019
Type: Document
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Rural-Urban Differences in the Decline of Adolescent Cigarette Smoking
Examines the decline in the rates of smoking for rural and urban adolescents aged 12-17. Compares the rates of decline in rural and urban areas from 2008-2010 and from 2014-2016. Bases conclusions on data drawn from the National Survey of Drug Use and Health and highlights implications of those conclusions for public health policymakers.
Author(s): Erika C. Ziller, Jennifer Dunbar Lenardson, Nathan C. Paluso, et al.
Citation: American Journal of Public Health, 109(5), 771-773
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
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Improving the Health of Alaska Native People Through Use of a Policy Change Model and Capacity Building
Examines efforts by the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium in 2014-2017 to promote health and wellness through policy, systems, and environmental strategies. Describes a model outlining steps for policy change, including engaging the community, building support, and assessing education and outreach needed for decision makers and the public.
Author(s): Diane Redwood, Kristen Mitchell-Box, Erin Peterson, Ellen Provost
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 16
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
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Rural Residence and Poverty Are Independent Risk Factors for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in the United States
Uses data from the National Health Interview Survey 2012–2015 to determine whether urban–rural status, poverty, and other individual- or community-level factors are associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) prevalence in the United States. Compares COPD predictors among current or past smokers and individuals who have never smoked.
Author(s): Sarath Raju, Corinne Keet, Laura Paulin, et al.
Citation: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 199(8), 961-969
Date: 04/2019
Type: Document
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Examining Cancer Equity in Rural and Tribal Communities
Presents a panel discussion of cancer-related health disparities among rural and tribal communities in North Dakota, South Dakota, and Minnesota. Focuses on the barriers to cancer care in these communities and discusses ways to promote equity and prevention.
Date: 04/2019
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organizations: Collaborative Research Center for American Indian Health, SLM Consulting, LLC., South Dakota Public Health Association
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Health Disparities Related to Smoking in Appalachia: Practical Strategies and Recommendations for Communities
Offers statistics on smoking in rural Appalachian communities. Highlights strategies and resources to reduce tobacco use. Covers recommendations to assist policymakers, funders, and leaders working to reduce health disparities related to smoking and tobacco use.
Author(s): Kate Beatty, Nathan Hale, Michael Meit, et al.
Date: 04/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Appalachian Regional Commission
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Arizona State Health Assessment
Provides a snapshot describing the health status of Arizona residents and data to target health interventions to address public health issues. Analyzes obesity, tobacco use, substance abuse, suicide, diabetes, chronic disease, oral health, health insurance, and more. Highlights health successes and priorities, community involvement in health, and community comments for each of Arizona's 15 counties.
Date: 04/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Department of Health Services
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Cigarette Smoking Rates among Veterans: Association with Rurality and Psychiatric Disorders
Details a study on rates of smoking among Iraq and Afghanistan era veterans in rural and urban areas. Looks at co-occurring mental health disorders and presents data by demographic factors, such as sex, ethnicity, and employment, among others.
Author(s): Lara N. Coughlin, Sarah M. Wilson, Meredith C. Erwin, et al.
Citation: Addictive Behaviors, 90, 119-123
Date: 03/2019
Type: Document
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Exposures to the Tobacco Retail Environment among Adolescent Boys in Urban and Rural Environments
Presents a study on the exposure of rural and urban adolescents to tobacco retailers. Looks at the number of self-reported visits to tobacco stores by adolescent males in urban and Appalachian regions of Ohio.
Author(s): Montgomry L. Burgoon, Thomas Albani, Brittney Keller-Hamilton, et al.
Citation: The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 45(2), 217-226
Date: 01/2019
Type: Document
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