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State-Specific Prevalence of Tobacco Product Use Among Adults — United States, 2014–2015

Differences in tobacco product use across states underscore the importance of implementing comprehensive tobacco control and prevention interventions to reduce tobacco use and tobacco-related disparities, including comprehensive smoke-free policies, toba
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
added Jan 31, 2018 16:19
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VIDEO: CDC Director Fitzgerald resigns

Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, resigned her position on Wednesday. The move comes one day after Politico reported Fitzgerald's purchase of tobacco stock after she assumed the position of the nation's
CNN
added Jan 31, 2018 16:12
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Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, C.D.C. Director, Resigns Over Tobacco and Other Investments

In a statement, Alex Azar, the newly appointed secretary of Health and Human Services, announced the resignation of the director, Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald, citing her “complex financial interests that have imposed a broad recusal limiting her ability to com
New York Times
added Jan 31, 2018 16:08
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[Georgia] Trump's top health official traded tobacco stock while leading anti-smoking efforts

CDC Director Brenda Fitzgerald bought shares in a global tobacco giant even as her previous holdings were under review...Purchases included between $1,001 and $15,000 of Japan Tobacco, one of the largest such companies in the world, which sells four toba
Politico
added Jan 31, 2018 16:02
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Adult smoking rate rises slightly in 2016 to 15.5 percent

However, the 2016 increase may prove to be a blip considering that the CDC also said in a preliminary report that the adult smoking rate dropped to 14.4 percent for the first half of 2017. The data comes in the CDC’s 51st annual National Health Interview
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jan 25, 2018 23:31
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Current Cigarette Smoking Among Adults — United States, 2016

The proportion of U.S. adults who smoke cigarettes declined from 20.9% in 2005 (45.1 million smokers) to 15.5% in 2016 (37.8 million smokers), but cigarette smoking prevalence did not change significantly during 2015–2016. Sociodemographic disparities in
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
added Jan 19, 2018 10:12
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U.S. Smoking Rate Falls, But 38 Million Still Light Up

Cigarette smoking rates among Americans 18 and older fell from nearly 21 percent in 2005 to 15.5 percent in 2016. Among those who have ever smoked cigarettes, the percentage who have quit rose from just under 51 percent to 59 percent during that time. T
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jan 19, 2018 10:10
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CDC Reports Nearly 38 Million U.S. Adults Still Smoke – Bold Action Needed to Accelerate Progress and Address Smoking Disparities

This report shows why the fight against tobacco – the nation’s No. 1 cause of preventable death – must remain a national priority and why proven strategies to reduce tobacco use must be fully implemented to reach all Americans, particularly vulnerable gro
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Jan 19, 2018 10:09
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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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