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Tobacco Product Use Among Military Veterans — United States, 2010–2015

29.2% of veterans reported current tobacco product use. Cigarettes were the most commonly used tobacco product (21.6%), followed by cigars (6.2%), smokeless tobacco (5.2%), roll-your-own tobacco (3.0%), and pipes (1.5%); 7.0% of veterans currently used t
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
added Jan 11, 2018 19:37
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CDC Report Finds 3 in 10 Veterans Use Tobacco, Showing Need to Do More to Help Them Quit

This report underscores the need to do more to help both veterans and active duty military personnel quit smoking and other tobacco use in order to protect their health, improve military readiness and reduce related health care expenses, which cost the Ve
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Jan 12, 2018 13:02
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Tobacco's Grip on U.S. Veterans

Nearly 40 percent of U.S. military veterans smoke or use some form of tobacco...Among veterans, current tobacco use was highest among those: with no health insurance (60 percent); living in poverty (54 percent); ages 18 to 25 (57 percent); with serious me
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jan 12, 2018 13:00
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About three in ten US veterans use tobacco products

About 3 in 10 U.S. military veterans used some form of tobacco product during 2010–2015, according to new data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in today's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR). Tobacco product use was hig
PR Newswire
added Jan 11, 2018 19:33
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QuickStats: Percentage* of Adults Aged ≥18 Years Who Currently Use E-Cigarettes,† by Sex and Age Group — National Health Interview Survey,§ 2016

in 2016, 3.8% of men and 2.6% of women aged ≥18 years currently used e-cigarettes. Among men, current e-cigarette use decreased with advancing age, from 7.1% among men aged 18–24 years to 4.8% among men aged 25–49 years, 2.6% among men 50–64 years, and 1
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
added Jan 11, 2018 19:29
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CDC should employ evidence-based strategies to help people quit using tobacco that support quit attempts and abstinence

Janice Tsoh and our colleagues at UCSF just submitted this public comment to the CDC on improving their smoking cessation efforts. The tracking number is 1k2-90p6-pbgp and a PDF of the comment is available here.
Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (UCSF)
added Jan 11, 2018 02:19
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Ring in 2018 Smokefree

If you’re one of the nearly 7 in 10 U.S. cigarette smokers who want to quit, why not make your New Year’s resolution to get started in 2018? “Once you quit, it opens up so many possibilities that you don’t see when you are caught up in the addiction,” Wi
CDC - Centers for Disease Control
added Jan 4, 2018 12:19
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Prevalence and Disparities in Tobacco Product Use Among American Indians/Alaska Natives — United States, 2010–2015

Whereas significant progress has been made in reducing overall commercial tobacco product use, disparities persist, with American Indians/Alaska Natives (AI/ANs) having one of the highest cigarette smoking prevalences of all racial/ethnic groups.
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
added Dec 22, 2017 21:35
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It May Be Dangerous To Inhale At The Busiest Airports

Some of the airports have ventilated rooms or booths for smokers, or allow smoking in restaurants, bars or airline clubs. But all designated areas or smoking rooms "can cause involuntary secondhand smoke exposure among nonsmoking travelers and airport em
Forbes
added Dec 7, 2017 21:46
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SATEL/BENTLEY: Feds owe the public ‘corrective statements’ on vaping

If the government demands that tobacco companies make corrective statements about the dangers of cigarettes, it should allow those same companies to provide accurate information about alternatives that may save lives.
American Enterprise Institute
added Dec 5, 2017 02:56
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