The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have published two new tobacco-related studies in today’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
Trends in Quit Attempts Among Adult Cigarette Smokers — United States, 2001–2013. CDC analyzed data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System for the years 2001-2010 and 2011–2013 to provide updated state-specific trends in quit attempts among adult smokers. The article outlines the factors that might contribute to variations in quit attempts and how this data can help states develop appropriate health promotion programs. Read the MMWR Article here. Read the MMWR Highlights here.
Cigarette, Cigar, and Marijuana Use Among High School Students — United States, 1997–2013. CDC analyzed data from the 1997–2013 national Youth Risk Behavior Surveys among U.S. non-Hispanic white, non-Hispanic black, and Hispanic students in grades 9–12 to examine trends in the prevalence of current 1) exclusive cigarette or cigar use, 2) exclusive marijuana use, and 3) any use of the three products. The article highlights the need for closer collaboration between public health professionals in the development of evidence-based policies and programs to prevent and reduce tobacco and marijuana use. Read the MMWR Article here. Read the MMWR Highlights here.