National Cancer Institute Webinar

Thursday, January 25, 2024 | 12 – 1 pm ET

Despite major declines in the prevalence of cigarette smoking among adults, tobacco use remains the leading cause of preventable disease, disability, and death in the United States. The overall decline in prevalence masks substantial disparities in adult cigarette smoking prevalence; for example, in 2014, cigarette smoking prevalence was 26.3% among those living below the federal poverty level, compared with 15.2% among those living at or above the federal poverty level. Additionally, approximately half of Black people who do not smoke are exposed to secondhand smoke (SHS), including seven in 10 Black children; and SHS exposure is more than twice as high among people who do not smoke living below the poverty level, compared with those living above the poverty level (43% vs. 21%, respectively).

To encourage research to address these disparities, NCI published a series of funding opportunities on Tobacco Control Policies to Reduce Health Disparities (PAR-18-675and PAR-18-674). This webinar will feature work from grantees funded through these opportunities.

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