Tobacco- October 23rd, 2015

2014 National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS) Data are Available on CDC’s Website
CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health and FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products are pleased to announce the release of the 2014 National Youth Tobacco Survey (NYTS) data as well as the availability of the accompanying questionnaire, methodology report, and codebook.

NYTS is administered to U.S. youth in grades 6 through 12 and is designed to provide nationally representative data about youth’s tobacco-related beliefs, attitudes, behaviors, and exposure to pro-tobacco and anti-tobacco influences.
To access and download the data, visit

National Mental Illness Awareness Week
Smoking is much more common among adults with mental illness than among the general population.

Between 2004 and 2011, the decline in smoking among this group was significantly less than among those without mental illness. Smokers with mental illness want to and are able to quit smoking, and they can do so in a way that does not interfere with treatments for mental illness. However, they can face challenges and may need extra help to succeed in quitting.

The Smoking Cessation Leadership Center has a Web page with links to mental health provider-oriented resources.

Reports and Articles

tobacco_retail_researchOregon tobacco sales to minors are the highest in the United States: KOIN 6:

Trends in Quit Attempts Among Adult Cigarette Smokers — United States, 2001–2013
S. René Lavinghouze, MA, Ann Malarcher, PhD, Amal Jama, MPH, et al. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2015;64:1129-35

Cigarette, Cigar, and Marijuana Use Among High School Students — United States, 1997–2013
Italia V. Rolle, PhD, Sara M. Kennedy, MPH, Israel Agaku, DMD, et al. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2015;64:1136-41

Marijuana growers producing for the recreational market would be required to pay $3,750 or $5,750 a year to maintain a state license under draft rules issued Friday. Oregon Live:

Adolescents who used illicit drugs such as marijuana in the past year were more likely to experience a major depressive episode when compared to adolescents who did not use illicit drugs. Nation’s Health:

The American Public Health Association has joined other health organizations calling for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to take action against a cigarette manufacturer for marketing that violates tobacco control laws. Nation’s Health:

New policies on using tobacco and marijuana and on the flying of drones will be in effect at Mt. Bachelor for the upcoming ski season. Bend Bulletin:

High school students who participate in team sports are more likely to use smokeless tobacco than students who do not take part in sports, a new study finds. Nation’s Health:

Public health advocates in Multnomah County want the Board of Commissioners to raise the minimum age to purchase cigarettes from 18 to 21, especially after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found almost one in four tobacco retailers sold tobacco to minors in Multnomah County from January to August. AP:

A key to clarifying the mechanism which accelerates aging in smokers MNT Smoking habits found to change the blood serum concentration of aging-related molecules The average life span of smokers is more than 10 years shorter than that of non-smoker, and it is said that smoking is a factor which accelerates aging. However, the details of the mechanism which accelerates aging due to smoking was not yet clear.


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