Smoking

The link between smoking status and co-morbid conditions in individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS)

Pamela Newland, R.N., Ph.D., C.M.S.R.N., Louise Flick, Dr.P.H., M.S.N., M.P.E., Amber Salter, Ph.D., David Dixon, Ph.D., Mark P. Jensen, Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 4, p587–591 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.03.005   Background In individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS) comorbidities and quality of life (QOL) may be affected by tobacco use. Objective To evaluate the associations between smoking status, in particular quit attempts, […]

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Smoking behaviors among people with disabilities in Korea

Jeong-Eun Lee, M.S.W., Ph.D., Jong-Hyock Park, M.D., M.P.H., Hye-Ri Kim, M.D., Hyung-Ik Shin, M.D., Ph.D. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 7, Issue 2, p236–241 Published online: November 11, 2013 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2013.11.002 Background Most reports concerning smoking behaviors in people with disabilities have been from Western societies; knowledge of smoking behaviors in Asian countries, including Korea, […]

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They’re going to die anyway”: smoking shelters at veterans’ facilities

Offen N, Smith EA, Malone RE. Am J Public Health. 2013 Apr;103(4):604-12. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2012.301022. Epub 2013 Feb 14. SOURCE:  Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA. naphtali.offen@ucsf.edu Military personnel and veterans are disadvantaged by inadequate tobacco control policies. We conducted a case study of a […]

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Targeting Tobacco Use: The Nation’s Leading Cause of Preventable Death

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Gender-specific profiles of tobacco use among non-institutionalized people with serious mental illness.

BACKGROUND: In many countries, smoking remains the leading preventable cause of death. In North America, reductions in population smoking levels are stabilising and, in recent years, those involved in tobacco control programming have turned their attention to particular segments of society that are at greatest risk for tobacco use. One such group is people with […]

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Tobacco use among individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities: a brief review.

Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States. Although few tobacco control efforts target individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, this population may be especially vulnerable to the deleterious effects of tobacco use and dependence. Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities suffer from the health, financial, and stigmatizing effects of […]

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Disparities in smoking behaviors among those with and without disabilities from 2001 to 2005.

OBJECTIVES: Past research has suggested smoking disparities among individuals with disabling conditions. We contrasted smoking behaviors of those with and without disabilities from 2001 to 2005. DESIGN: Descriptive correlational study. SAMPLE: Telephone interviews were conducted in all states with noninstitutionalized adults. Half were female; most were Anglo (70.5%) and had at least a high school […]

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State-level prevalence of cigarette smoking and treatment advice, by disability status, United States, 2004.

INTRODUCTION:   To our knowledge, no study has determined whether smoking prevalence is higher among people with disabilities than among people without disabilities across all U.S. states. Neither do we know whether people with disabilities and people without disabilities receive the same quality of advice about tobacco-cessation treatment from medical providers. METHODS:   We analyzed data from […]

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State-level prevalence of cigarette smoking and treatment advice, by disability status, United States, 2004.

INTRODUCTION: To our knowledge, no study has determined whether smoking prevalence is higher among people with disabilities than among people without disabilities across all U.S. states. Neither do we know whether people with disabilities and people without disabilities receive the same quality of advice about tobacco-cessation treatment from medical providers. METHODS: We analyzed data from […]

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Smoking rates and smoking cessation among individuals with multiple sclerosis.

PURPOSE: Adults with physical disabilities tend to smoke at higher rates than smokers in the general population. No study to date, however, has assessed smoking prevalence and cessation among individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS). Such information is critically needed because smoking is more deleterious for individuals with MS than for smokers without MS and increases […]

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