During the month of January, the Nebraska Tobacco Quitline is providing a two-week supply of over-the-counter nicotine replacement at no cost for medically qualified participants. For more information, visit QuitNow.ne.gov or call the Quitline at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (784-8669). For Spanish call, 1-855-DÉJELO-YA (335-3569).
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According to the survey results, cigarette use has shown a significant decline among Nebraska high school students since 1991. Only 7.4% of students surveyed report smoking a cigarette in the past 30 days. National YRBS data will be added to the report once it becomes available. The full report can be found here.
This year, states will collect a record $27.5 billion in revenue from the 1998 tobacco settlement and tobacco taxes, but will spend less than 3 percent of it on tobacco control, according to the Broken Promises report. The publication challenges states to do more to fight tobacco use. Read more here.
Findings from the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study show similarities and differences in user characteristics, tobacco-use patterns and purchasing behaviors of premium, non-premium cigarillo and filtered cigar smokers. Read more here.
In a study highlighted in Tobacco Regulatory Science, researchers conducted eight focus groups of adolescent and youth adults cigar users. Flavors, price promotions and branding were among the most appealing reported components. Read more here.
In this study published in Nicotine and Tobacco Research, Veteran Administration (VA) mental health staff struggle with knowing that tobacco use is important, but say they face competing priorities, encounter patient resistance, are conflicted on their role in addressing tobacco, and lack tobacco training. Read more here.
You can quit smoking! This inspiring television ad features, Beatrice, Wilma and James, three people who successfully quit smoking after many years. They share their practical tips on how to quit for good.
New regulations will be coming for e-cigarette manufacturers, as they now fall under the FDA’s authority per the Deeming Rule enacted in August 2016. Ahead of new warning label requirements, one e-cigarette brand (Blu) has been poking fun at this tobacco control policy. Read more here.
This case study prepared by the Smoking Cessation Leadership Center, describes a state strategy session which brought together select public health leaders and stakeholders to work together to find applicable solutions to reduce tobacco use among individuals with behavioral health conditions. Read more here.
Smoking is a risk factor for multiple cancers, including lung, colon, stomach, pancreas, liver, bladder, esophagus and throat. In this resource, created through a partnership between CDC and the National Cancer Institute, users can view cancer statistics, including tables and interactive maps on demographic, risk date, cancer knowledge, incidence and mortality. Resource found here.
This article in The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Use, analyzes patterns and changes in youth tobacco use rates. The data, consistent with national findings, shows that while youth cigarette use is on the decline, non-cigarette tobacco product usage is increasingly common and polytobacco use remains steady. Read more here.
Reclaiming Sacred Tobacco is a new documentary focusing on traditional tobacco’s roots in Native communities, and on Native-led efforts to encourage community members to turn their backs on the use of commercial tobacco. Find more information here.
According to research recently published in the BMJ Journal-Tobacco Control, there is strong evidence that point-of-sale cigarette marketing is associated with smoking-induced deprivation (i.e. spending too much on cigarettes and not having enough for household essentials like food). Read more here.
The FDA has extended the public comment period on Phillip Morris’ modified risk application for its IQOS heated tobacco products beyond the original November 24 deadline, and announced that it will publish an additional notice 30 days prior to the revised deadline. More information can be found here.
This article from NPR, focuses on the public health concern that comes with JUUL, an e-cigarette that hit the market in 2015 and can be hidden in a closed fist. The device resembles a flash drive and is increasingly popular with high school students. Read more here.
The data on tobacco use rates among U.S. adults show a decline overall, but many groups continue to use tobacco at higher rates than the rest of the population. Read more here.
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