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Smoking Cessation May Improve Behavioral Health Conditions

From the NIH CRAN Blog. To read the original article, click here. by Doug Tipperman, Tobacco Policy Liaison, Office of Policy, Planning, and Innovation @ SAMHSA Cigarette smoking remains the single largest preventable cause of death and disease in the United States, responsible for over 480,000 deaths a year. Even though smoking has been decreasing […]


Alcohol and Smoking Linked to Premature Death in Many Cancers

From NCADD: Alcohol and Smoking Linked to Premature Death in Many Communities A new study shows that 11 of the 15 cancers responsible for premature death and loss of healthy life years in US residents are closely linked to smoking and alcohol. The report was published online October 18 in the Journal of Preventive Medicine. […]


Disparities in Adult Cigarette Smoking (MMWR) — United States, 2002–2005 and 2010–2013

From: Martell BN, Garrett BE, Caraballo RS. Disparities in Adult Cigarette Smoking — United States, 2002–2005 and 2010–2013. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2016;65:753–758. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6530a1. Summary What is already known about this topic? Although cigarette smoking has substantially declined since 1964, disparities in tobacco use varies among racial/ethnic populations. Estimates of U.S. adult cigarette smoking […]


Tobacco News: Rule Brings E-Cigs, Hookah, and Other Tobacco Products Under FDA’s Authority

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration finalized a rule extending its authority to all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, cigars, hookah tobacco and pipe tobacco, among others. This historic rule helps implement the bipartisan Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act of 2009 and allows the FDA to improve public health and protect future generations […]


Enhance Your State’s Tobacco Cessation Efforts Among the Behavioral Health Population: A Behavioral Health Resource

This resource was developed as a technical assistance aid for state substance abuse and mental health block grant recipients. “The message is spreading across the country. State program planners, behavioral health service providers, insurers, and other stakeholders are becoming increasingly aware of this disparity: compared with the general population, people with mental or substance use […]


National Conference

National Conference on Tackling Tobacco Use in Vulnerable Populations October 5 – 6, 2015, Bethesda, Maryland Click here for more information. Register today! Space is limited!   KEYNOTE PRESENTER: Deputy Surgeon General Rear Admiral (RADM) Boris D. Lushniak, MD, MPH PLENARY PRESENTERS: Peter Ashley, DrPH Diane Beistle Wilson Compton, MD MPE Dwana Calhoun, MS, CHES Shelina […]