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A long history of research posits a variety of relationships between substance abuse and suicide, including risk factors and indirect causation. While the evidence demonstrates that substance abuse and suicide are related, it is less clear how these behaviors interrelate. Recently, Dr. Richard A. Grucza and his colleagues were interested in examining the relationship between smoking cigarettes and suicide. The researchers investigated whether areas with state-level policy interventions relating to tobacco (increases in cigarette excise taxes and strengthening of smoke-free air laws) have lower suicide rates than areas that do not have these tobacco policy interventions. The study found that, “increases in both smoke-free indoor air policies and cigarette excise taxes were associated with reduced suicide rates…” (8).Coalition resource: Research To Practice, Research, Evidence-based Strategies, Evaluation, Environmental Strategies, Data Collection, Data Analysis, AssessmentDrug type: Tobacco
CADCA’s Medicine Safety Utility Guide is meant to help coalitions integrate the OTC Literacy curriculum into their prevention work. OTC Literacy was developed by Scholastic and the American Association of Poison Control Centers in partnership with McNeil Consumer Healthcare.
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