tobacco

Co-use of cannabis and tobacco linked to poorer functioning among young adults

More than a third of young adults report using both cannabis and tobacco or nicotine products, providing a unique challenge to public health officials as cannabis is legalized in more jurisdictions, according to a new RAND Corporation study. Studying a group of young adults from California, researchers examined the many different ways…

Use big tobacco’s Nov 26 corrective statements to reduce smoking

The court-ordered publication of “corrective statements” by major U.S. tobacco companies later this month should serve as a reminder that tobacco addiction remains a major health problem in the country and that Big Tobacco has a long history of marketing practices aimed at hooking a new generation on a lethal…

Why the marijuana and tobacco policy camps are on very different paths

The regulatory approaches to marijuana and tobacco in the United States are on decidedly different paths and, according to researchers from the U.S. and Australia, neither side appears interested in learning from the other. “The two policy communities have shown very little interest in each other’s policy debates,” Wayne Hall…

Study shows role of depression in the ongoing tobacco epidemic

The prevalence of smoking has remained fairly stable over the past decade after declining sharply for many years. To determine whether an increase in certain barriers to successful cessation and sustained abstinence may be contributing to this slowed decline, researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health analyzed changes…

Quantum Units Education: New CEU Courses

Suicide Prevention in American Indian and Alaska Native Communities Suicide is a significant public health problem in the United States, with the rates of suicide within some populations being particularly high.  This CEU course provides information about suicide clusters and responses in tribal communities; strength-based approaches to prevention, response, and…