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The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is pleased to announce the release of a new tobacco control monograph, “A Socioecological Approach to Addressing Tobacco-Related Health Disparities.”

As this monograph explains, tobacco use contributes substantially to disparities in the burden of cancer by race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and other demographic factors. A central challenge for the nation’s cancer control efforts is to ensure that all Americans benefit from advances in tobacco control research and practice.

>>Learn more and download the report here.

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In this study published in 2016 in Public Health Reports, researchers estimated changes in smoking prevalence based on simulations of three different price scenarios, and found that states that currently have the lowest excise taxes and highest smoking prevalence would experience the greatest decreases in smoking rates. See the full publication for state-by-state estimates, including estimates for Oklahoma.

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A Cochrane Review on the health impacts of legislative smoking bans (last updated Feb 2015) found evidence that “countries and their populations benefit from improved health after introducing smoking bans, importantly to do with the heart and blood vessels.” The review also found evidence that smoking bans were associated with reduced deaths.

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Study published in BMJ Open that explores the impact of graphic cigarette labels with physical harm images on members of American Indian/Alaska Native communities. The researchers found after viewing graphic warning labels participants rated their likelihood of talking about smoking risks to friends, parents and siblings compared to talking to teachers and doctors.

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