Tobacco – July 12, 2013

Video: The Ugly Truth

Resources

Addressing Tobacco Use with Dental Patients
A self-paced online course for oral health providers. It was developed by the National Association of Community Health Centers, Dentaquest, and Break Free Alliance.

The North American Quitline Consortium has published two resources to assist states in their efforts to secure Medicaid administrative match for quitline services:
Building a Strong Memorandum of Understanding to Secure Medicaid Administrative Match for Quitline Services

Building a Strong Cost Allocation Plan Amendment for Medicaid Administrative Match for Quitline Services

Reports and Articles

General Views Of Tobacco Harvest At Eaton Farms

If you had to pick 12 Things The Tobacco Industry Doesn’t Want You To Know, what would they be?

One Year Later Business Booming After Statewide Smoking Ban
June 03, 2013
It has been one year since many businesses in the state of Indiana went smoke free.

Weight Gain May Limit Effects of Smoking Cessation
July 03, 2013
Postmenopausal women who gained weight after they stopped smoking lost some of smoking cessation’s protection against heart disease,  particularly if they were diabetic, data from the Women’s Health Initiative showed.

Do Smoking Bans Apply to E-Cigarettes?
July 2, 2013
Look at any electronic cigarette company’s website, and you’ll read that you can smoke the battery-operated devices almost anywhere.

Motives, Beliefs and Attitudes Towards Waterpipe Tobacco Smoking: a Systematic Review
July 2, 2013
In spite of the negative health effects of waterpipe tobacco smoking, its use is becoming more common.

Tobacco Taxes, Smoking Bans Set to Save Millions of Lives: Study
July 01, 2013
Anti-smoking measures including higher taxes on tobacco products, bans on adverts and controls on lighting up in public places could prevent tens of millions of premature deaths across the world,  researchers said on Monday.

Quit Smoking: 9 Reasons Why You Should Stop
July 01, 2013
As if you really needed a reason, smoking has been linked to various health issues both mental and physical — cancer being the most prominent.

The Pattern of Indoor Smoking Restriction Law Transitions, 1970–2009: Laws Are Sticky
Accepted May 11, 2013
This paper was recently published in the American Journal of Public Health
It examines the pattern of smoking laws across venues (government and private workplaces, restaurants, bars) and by strength (no law to 100% smoke-free) that were passed between 1970 and 2009.

Treating tobacco dependence— A global need and a global initiative
Global Bridges: June 18, 2013
Cigarette smoking is recognized as the greatest preventable cause of death and disability in the world, causing more deaths each year than malaria, tuberculosis, suicide, homicide, and HIV/AIDS combined. The tobacco pandemic and the associated adverse health consequences will only increase as we go further into the 21st Century if nothing is done to stem the tide. Treating Tobacco Dependence-A Global Initiative.pdf

Quitting Smoking May Boost Diabetes Risk Slightly in Older Women
HealthDay: 07/02/2013
But heart and lung benefits outweigh the risk, expert says: Although quitting cigarettes helps the heart and lungs, a new study suggests that postmenopausal women who quit smoking need to guard against weight gain that can lead to diabetes.

NEW RECOMMENDATIONS ON EVIDENCE-BASED TOBACCO CONTROL
After in-depth reviews of the scientific evidence available on tobacco control interventions, the Community Preventive Services Task Force has released three new recommendations including increasing the unit price of tobacco products, mass-reach health communication interventions, and smoke-free policies. The task force has also released updated guidelines for reducing out-of-pocket costs for tobacco cessation treatments and quitline interventions. Click here to view all the task force recommendations and findings for reducing tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure.
Related resource: The TCN’s 2012 Policy Platform on Tobacco Prevention and Control serves as a consensus document that presents the scientific evidence for high-impact tobacco control policies, and was created by an advisory group of state tobacco program managers. This can be a useful tool for educating and focusing stakeholders on evidence-based tobacco control priorities.

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