The Nebraska Tobacco Quitline is currently 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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This study in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, examines the attitudes toward four potential federal tobacco regulations, which are:
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The 500 Cities project provides city and census tract-level small area estimates for chronic disease risk factors, health outcomes and clinical preventative service use for the largest 500 cities in the United States. Data available for Omaha and Lincoln. View data here.
According to this study, future tobacco control initiatives at community colleges need to require little infrastructure, minimal staffing and be low-cost, in order to be the most successful. Read more here.
Here are a few more resources on tobacco-free schools:
In January, the Federal Drug Administration released their newest public education campaign, “Every Try Counts”, which is aimed at encouraging cigarette smokers to quit through messages of support that underscore the health benefits of quitting. Read more here.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse’s 2017 Monitoring the Future survey shows both vaping and marijuana are more popular than traditional cigarettes or pain reliever misuse among youth. Read more here.
In a study published in the CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, research shows veterans have a higher prevalence of any tobacco product use than non-veterans within all subgroups, except males age 50 or older. Read morehere.
While youth reported less frequent e-cigarette use overall, their preferences for specific flavors and the total number of flavors preferred were associated with more days of e-cigarette use, indicating flavor preferences play an important role in teen e-cigarette use. Read more here.
This viewpoint piece compares the tolls of opioids and tobacco, while highlighting challenges associated with messaging around each one. Read more here.
The 1964 report, Smoking and Health, identified cigarette smoking as the chief cause of lung cancer in men. Smoking was also named as the most important cause of chronic bronchitis and a major culprit for laryngeal cancer. Read morehere.
According to a new study from Sprout, the 2017 Sprout Social Index, people are wired to share their more significant life events with those closest to them. Read more about engaging consumers through milestone marketing here.
In this article, the American Journal on Addictions delves into the issue of addressing cigarette use among people receiving behavioral health treatment. The research shows the benefits of quitting for individuals with psychiatric disorders. Read more here.
Brian started smoking cigarettes at age 8. After high school, he joined the Air Force because he wanted a military career. At 35, still smoking and stationed in England, Brian had a heart attack and spent months in the hospital. In this ad from CDC, Brian talks about how he couldn’t serve his country because of heart disease brought on by smoking.
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