Tobacco – April 14, 2016

Unpublished Tobacco Industry Study Finds Snus to be Ineffective Smoking Cessation ToolUniversity of California, San Francisco Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education.

Researchers from University of California, San Francisco uncovered details on an unpublished randomized control trial in which RJ Reynolds tested the effectiveness of their Camel Snus product as a cessation aid. Groups of smoking participants who were administered Camel Snus or Nicorette lozenges successfully quit smoking at very low rates (1-5%) based on the study group and point of follow-up. This information was submitted to FDA as a public comment on their request for information on tobacco products.

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The battle continues

Big Tobacco is maintaining an extensive state lobbying network of more than 450 registered lobbyists around the country, who are working hard to preserve tobacco’s role. Read more about how health groups in California are fighting the efforts of Big Tobacco to sabotage a cigarette tax ballot measure planned for fall this year and other tobacco control initiatives.

Understanding Tobacco Use Behaviors Among African Americans: Progress, Critical Gaps, and Opportunities. Nicotine and Tobacco Research. October 2015. Although multiple factors likely influence the differences between African Americans and whites in cardiovascular disease and lung cancer mortality rates, historical patterns of tobacco use, particularly cigarette smoking, are the major contributors. This issue presents original research, a review, and commentaries that will serve to advance our understanding of several relevant behavioral similarities and differences between African Americans and whites. Full article attached.

Full article Understanding the African American “Smoker is attached.

Understanding Tobacco Use Behaviors Among African Americans: Progress, Critical Gaps, and Opportunities. Nicotine and Tobacco Research. October 2015. A

lthough multiple factors likely influence the differences between African Americans and whites in cardiovascular disease and lung cancer mortality rates, historical patterns of tobacco use, particularly cigarette smoking, are the major contributors. This issue presents original research, a review, and commentaries that will serve to advance our understanding of several relevant behavioral similarities and differences between African Americans and whites. Full article Understanding Tobacco Use Behaviors Among African Americans is attached.

Marijuana use, attitudes and health effects in Oregon

The latest issue of the CD Summary, a publication of the Oregon Health Authority, is devoted to marijuana use, attitudes and health effects in Oregon. This article presents data on Oregon adult and youth marijuana use patterns, attitudes towards marijuana, and some of the observed health and social impacts. It also talks about what public health professionals can do to educate the public about health issues related to retail marijuana use and minimize its impacts.

More issues of the CD Summary can be found here.

 

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