Items of Interest

Trends in Secondhand Smoke Exposure, 2011−2018: Impact and Implications of Expanding Serum Cotinine Range was recently pubished in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine

Healthcare professionals from all specialties and across disciplines and care settings are needed to help make further progress in addressing the tobacco epidemic and to ensure that everyone who uses tobacco has access to – and is provided with – quality, evidence-based cessation treatment. 

The Million Hearts Tobacco Cessation Change Package (TCCP) is a quality improvement tool created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that:

The American College of Preventative MedicineStrategic Roadmap for the Integration of Tobacco Use and Dependence–Provides a vision on the future of tobacco cessation interventions in clinical health care settings, the importance of tobacco screening, health system-level supports, and evidenced-based tobacco dependence treatment use, provider awareness and intervention strategies, community part

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has a long history of addressing tobacco use among youth via education, clinical policy, public policy and advocacy. This resource is intended to support all pediatric health clinicians in helping young patients quit tobacco use.

The e-cigarette company Juul Labs funded a special issue of the American Journal of Health Behavior, which dedicated its entire May/June issue to 11 articles authored by Juul scientists or contractors that on the whole found reductions in adult smoking rates as smokers switched to electronic nicotine products.