Maryland's Tobacco Resource Center - Linking Professionals to Best Practices

Items of Interest

Smoking-cessation interventions can increase successful quitting, reduce healthcare costs, and enhance patients’ health and well-being. This study assesses changes in the availability of hospital-affiliated smoking-cessation programs over time in the U.S.

The 2019 CDC Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) results are now available here. The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) to supplement the 2019 YRBS tobacco use results can be found here: Tobacco Product Use Among High School Students.

CDC launched the Tips From Former Smokers® (Tips®) campaign, the first federally funded anti-smoking ad campaign, in March, 2012. CDC analyzed data from a nationally representative longitudinal survey of U.S. adults who smoked cigarettes during 2012–2018 to determine the campaign’s impact on quit attempts and sustained quits.

SAMHSA has produced a manual to provide guidlines for reducing vaping among youth and young adults. This guide supports health care providers, systems, and communities seeking to prevent vaping. It describes relevant research findings, examines emerging and best practices, identifies knowledge gaps and implementation challenges, and offers useful resources.

New research examines prevalence, severity and mortality associated with COPD and smoking in patients with COVID-19: linked here. 

Since 1988, the World Health Organization (WHO) has used World No Tobacco day to highlight the harmful effects of cigarettes and other tobacco products on a person’s overall health. This year, WHO is focusing on preventing youth tobacco product use and the tobacco industry’s attempts to attract youth.

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