The latest Vital Signs from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention notes that many adults with mental illness who smoke want to quit, can quit, and will benefit from proven stop-smoking treatments.

CADCA is proud to be hosting the 2015 Geographic Health Equity Symposium at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in New Orleans today and tomorrow.

Among the speakers today were Kathryn E. Weaver, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor of Public Sciences at Wake Forest School of Medicine who discussed “Optimal Health for Cancer Survivors: The Who, What, When, Where, Why and How,” and “Drafting Effective Tobacco-Free Policies in Southern States & Rural Areas” was covered by Mike Freiberg, JD, Staff Attorney at Tobacco Control Legal Consortium.

The University of Michigan this week released some data highlighting drug use by American college students in 2014.

Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey data shows that daily marijuana use by college students increased from 3.5 percent in 2007 to 5.9 percent in 2014 and surpassed daily cigarette smoking for the first time in 2014.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has taken action against three tobacco manufacturers for making “additive-free” and/or “natural” claims on cigarette labeling.

A new National Institutes of Health-funded study shows a possible link between e-cigarettes and initiation of tobacco use.

Teens who use electronic cigarettes may be more likely to smoke the real thing, new research suggests.

The study, reported in HealthDay, included almost 2,100 California high school students, found that one-quarter had ever "vaped" (tried e-cigarettes). Ten percent of the teens were currently using e-cigarettes. And those current users were much more likely than their peers to also smoke cigarettes. One-third of e-cigarette users also smoked tobacco cigarettes, versus 1 percent of kids who'd never vaped.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Office on Smoking and Health has developed and released The Next 50 Years. This video can help coalitions raise awareness and draw attention to the important work that remains to be done in tobacco control. 

Here are a few ideas to help you make the most of this video:

The American Academy of Family Physicians announced that applications are now being accepted for the Academy's 2015-2016 tobacco prevention and control mini-grants.

Grants will be awarded to 10 recipients for the implementation of action plans that use evidence-based tobacco interventions to achieve goals with measurable outcomes.

Applications are due Sept.1. 

Click here to apply. 

A new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found that secondhand smoke increases the risk of stroke by about 30 percent for non-smokers.

Using data from the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke study, investigators found that even after adjustment for other stroke factors such as hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease, the 30 percent risk for non-smokers remained.

Three out of 4 American adults—including 7 in 10 cigarette smokers—favor raising the minimum age of sale for all tobacco products to 21, according to an article by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine this week.

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