Integrating telephone-based smoking cessation and lung screening programs not only have the potential to maximize long-term health benefits, but they can also be cost-effective in the long term, according to a University of Michigan-led study.
Researchers can now utilize a new interactive tool housing US data on Tobacco 21 (T21) laws—regulations that raise the minimum age of the sale of tobacco products to 21. Nancy Fleischer, associate professor of Epidemiology at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, worked on the database and highlights that data collected for this tool can be used by researchers to further study the effects and public health impact of T21 policies.
New research from David Mendez
African Americans represent 12% of the U.S. population, but carried 41% of all menthol-smoking-related premature deaths in the United States between 1980 and 2018, according to a new study researchers believe is the first to quantify the impact menthol cigarettes have had in Black communities across the country.
New Research from Rafael Meza
Adding warning labels with graphic depictions of negative health consequences could have averted thousands of smoking-related deaths, according to a new analysis by University of Michigan researchers and colleagues.
New research from the Center for the Assessment of Tobacco Regulations
Banning menthol flavors in cigarettes could reduce smoking by 15% by having smokers giving up tobacco products altogether or switching to e-cigarettes and other nicotine vaping products—avoiding 16,250 tobacco-related deaths per year by 2060, according to a new University of Michigan study.
New article from Kenneth Warner
In an article published in the American Journal of Public Health, Warner and 14 other past presidents of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco argues that the media, legislators and the general public have developed a negative view of e-cigarettes because of the heavy emphasis public health organizations have placed on protecting kids from vaping while ignoring the potentially substantial benefits of e-cigarettes in helping adults quit smoking.