A new special supplement released by the journal Nicotine & Tobacco Research contains a collection of reports comprising original investigations, reviews and commentaries that provide some answers to questions about disparities between African-Americans and Caucasians regarding the use and health impact of tobacco products.
The articles within the special supplement, “Critical Examination of Factors Related to the Smoking Trajectory among African American Youth and Young Adults,” examine factors behind the disparities in tobacco initiation, current use, and cessation between African-Americans and Caucasians.
The articles address both youth and adult use; and address use of conventional cigarettes and other tobacco products, as well as marijuana. They examine how patterns of tobacco use among African-Americans compare with other population subgroups and the American population as a whole.
CADCA offers numerous resources on tobacco prevention and cessation through its Geographic Health Equity Alliance.