PACT Notes

March 2nd, 2018

Cigarette Smoking During Pregnancy: United States, 2016

Almost all Adolescents in an Economically Disadvantaged Urban Population Exposed to Tobacco Smoke
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The Tobacco Control Vaccine: A Population-Based Framework for Preventing Tobacco-Related Disease and Death

First annual LUNG FORCE “State of Lung Cancer” Report
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Become a Freedom From Smoking® Facilitator

2018 Great Philadelphia LUNG FORCE Expo 1 Month Away!
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PACT Notes

PACT Notes – February 23, 2018

Combustible tobacco products, including cigars, pipes, and cigarettes, continue to represent the leading cause of preventable mortality in the United States. Mortality risks for cigarette smokers in the United States have been extensively studied and analyzed but comparable estimates for users of other combustible tobacco products, such as cigars and pipes, are more limited. Data analyses revealed that exclusive current cigarette smokers and exclusive current cigar smokers have higher all-cause mortality risks than never tobacco users. The risk of dying from tobacco-related cancers is higher for current and former exclusive cigarette smokers, current exclusive pipe smokers, and current exclusive cigar smokers than for never tobacco users.

PACT Notes – February 16, 2018

We are very happy to announce that registration is now open for this year’s Day at the Capitol!This year’s event will be held on May 1st, 2018, at the Pennsylvania State Capitol in Harrisburg. The primary advocacy topics of focus will be to educate legislators on sustaining Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) dollars to support necessary tobacco cessation and prevention programs and services, as well as the importance of increasing the minimum legal age of sale for tobacco products to 21 to eliminate or reduce youth tobacco initiation.

PACT Notes – February 9, 2018

A new report released by National Alliance on Mental Illness in Kansas highlights the return on investment of supporting comprehensive smoking cessation for the Medicaid population with behavioral health disorders. The economic impact of providing smoking cessation treatment through the Medicaid for a population of adults with particularly high smoking rates and expected healthcare expenditures-those with severe mental illness and/or a substance use disorder. Due to the high health care costs that result from smoking-related illness, reducing smoking is projected to help Kansas’ economy.