PACT Notes

July 13, 2018 

More Than 90 Percent Of Smokers Using ENDS Still Smoking A Year Later

Characteristics of Adult Cigarette Smokers Who “Relight” and the Effects of Exposure to Tobacco Smoke Constituents

2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Smoke Free

Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems Now Part of Rhode Island’s Workplace Safety Act

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PACT Notes

PACT Notes July 27, 2018

A study, published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, found that greater awareness of truth ads among 15- to 21-year-olds strengthened their anti-smoking attitudes and increased their support for a social movement to end tobacco use. Within a two-year period, these attitudes facilitated a slower progression of smoking among youth and young adults. More than three-quarters – 77 percent – of the nearly 9,000 youth and young adults sampled indicated that they would definitely not smoke a cigarette in the next year.

PACT Notes July 20, 2018

Heated tobacco products, sometimes marketed as heat-not-burn technology, represent a diverse class of products that heat leaf tobacco to produce an inhaled aerosol. Global sales of heated tobacco products are increasing; however, the extent of current heated tobacco product awareness and use in the U.S. is unknown. This study assessed awareness and ever use of heated tobacco products among U.S. adults. Given the uncertain impact of HTPs on individual- and population-level health, timely and accurate public health surveillance is critical to monitor emerging trends.

PACT Notes July 6, 2018

Pennsylvania remains a leader in going smoke-free at its Pride Festivals. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender adults use tobacco products at a rate of 2.5 times higher than straight adults, according to the Center for Disease Control – making tobacco use one of the greatest health challenges for the LGBT community. Smoking remains the leading cause of death in the United States and while rates have been decreasing on average they have not declined for some groups such as racial minorities or the LGBT community. However, LGBT leaders and health advocates are taking a stand to combat the well-documented marketing efforts of Big Tobacco by supporting efforts to transform Pride Festivals into smoke-free spaces.