Items of Interest: Tobacco News
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.
The Washington Post recently published an article titled "America’s new tobacco crisis: The rich stopped smoking, the poor didn’t" on tobacco use disparities among the poor. Although the national smoking rate is at about 15%, the smoking rate among individuals with a high school diploma is 40%.