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Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs is an extremely detailed 144 page document that offers an in-depth breakdown of the resources and skills needed to create and enforce non-smoking policies. This is a fantastic beginner’s guide for those looking to make a change in their community, but not sure how to take the first steps. You will find a comprehensive breakdown of state & community interventions, mass-reach communications, surveillance and evaluations for determining your community’s needs and responsiveness, and methods for obtaining funding. Backed by detailed data and statistics, this guide will help your leaders create smoke-free policies for your community.

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Survivorship Many Breast Cancer Survivors Don’t Get Life-Extending Therapy

CLICK HERE FOR FULL ARTICLE FROM Health Day Hormonal therapies such as tamoxifen, or a class of drugs called aromatase inhibitors, can reduce the likelihood that women diagnosed with certain breast cancers will experience a recurrence of their disease. However, a new study finds these treatments — used in breast cancers that are responsive to hormones […]

Thirdhand smoke Thirdhand smoke now found detrimental to health

CLICK HERE FOR ORIGINAL ARTICLE from GEN Exposure to thirdhand smoke leads to biological effects on weight and cell development that could be damaging to one’s health, according to new research led by investigators at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). The scientists found that newborn mice housed with smoke-treated cloths […]

Obamacare Study shows that ACA leads to increase in early stage CRC diagnoses in seniors

A recent study published in Health Affairs examined whether coverage changes mandated by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) made an impact on the percentage of colorectal cancers that are diagnosed at an early stage.  The authors estimate the ACA led to an increase of 8,400 early-stage diagnoses among seniors in the two years following the coverage […]

Rural Population MMWR Explores Five Health-Related Behaviors in Rural Areas

Live in a rural area?  Despite improvements in the overall health of Americans, people living in rural areas are at greater risk for chronic disease.  A new MMWR report, Health-Related Behaviors by Urban-Rural County Classification – United States, 2013, looks at urban and rural differences in the United States regarding five selected Healthy People 2020 […]