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Beyond Experimentation: 5 Trajectories of Youth Cigarette Smoking

October 27, 2017
Tobacco-induced disease remains the leading preventable cause of death in the United States, with minorities bearing a disproportionate burden of the disease burden. Because 80% of adult smokers begin smoking before age 18, tobacco control efforts often focus on preventing adolescents from smoking...

The Pharmaceuticalization of the Tobacco Industry

October 27, 2017
Is developing and legitimizing pharmaceutical-like, reduced-harm tobacco products giving the tobacco industry a new lease on life? Tobacco control researchers, Yogi Hale Hendlin, PhD, Jesse Elias, MA and Pamela Ling, MD, MPH pose this question in their study published in Annals of Internal Medicine...

Smoking Policy Change Within Permanent Supportive Housing

October 27, 2017
Smoke-free policies effectively reduce secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure among non-smokers, and reduce consumption, encourage quit attempts and minimize relapse to smoking among smokers. Such policies are uncommon in permanent supportive housing (PSH) for formerly homeless individuals.  In this study...