Addressing Rural Cancer Health Disparities Publication

GHEA and its partners at the Wake Forest School of Medicine recently released Call to Action: Addressing Rural Cancer Health Disparities.

Coalitions Work and Social Change Happens

According to the CDC, a state’s tobacco control program cannot be considered truly comprehensive unless coalitions within individual communities are created to actively advocate for policy change. Coalitions can drastically improve the efforts of a comprehensive program.

Disparities in Colorectal Cancer Screening

Among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Fortunately, there is an effective means of prevention, through one of several relatively simple CRC screening tests.

Evidence-Based Strategies for Reducing Cigarette Smoking

The CDC’s “Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs” details evidence-based, statewide tobacco control programs that have dramatically reduced smoking rates, and therefore tobacco-related diseases and deaths.

Youth Involvement in Anti-Tobacco Efforts

Young people are influenced by their parents and teachers, but most powerfully by their peers. Whether it’s the clothes they

Emerging Public Health Challenge: Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS)

Probably the most urgent, and confusing, issue in the world of smoking prevention is the rising popularity of e-cigarettes. So much is unknown about the health risks, and that is worrisome to many health professionals, including those at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

“Rebecca Barn” Debuts in West Virginia

In collaboration with CDC, Greg Puckett, and Scott Hagan, aka The Barn Artist – among others – GHEA participated in the unveiling of the “Rebecca Barn”, the first in the nation to feature a Tips from Former Smokers campaign personality.

Great Stuff About Snuff: Smokeless Tobacco Burns

The Great American Spit Out occurs today. Yes, CADCA is encouraging our coalitions to give your community members permission to spit. Permanently.

Monitoring the Future – National Survey Results on Drug Use, 1975-2014

Monitoring the Future (MTF) is designed to give sustained attention to substance use among the nation’s youth and adults.

A Southern Approach to Tobacco Control

Tobacco Prevention in a Southern Tobacco State: A Perspective on North Carolina’s Approach Saying that tobacco has an important place in North Carolina’s history is something of an understatement. Tobacco leaves are carved into state government buildings and helped build some of our best universities. Despite our history, we have achieved some important milestones in tobacco control in North Carolina and thought others may be interested in the approach taken in our state.

How States and Communities Are Taking Action to Reduce Impact of Menthol Cigarettes

Menthol cigarettes have been used for years to target vulnerable populations and are consumed by nearly half of all youth smokers. The cooling properties of menthol reduce the harshness of tobacco and the irritation of nicotine in cigarettes. As a result, menthol cigarettes are a popular choice among those first starting to smoke.

Southern Approaches to Tobacco Prevention/Secondhand Smoke Exposure

A quick look at the American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation (ANRF) map of smokefree protections for the United States reveals that there is much work to be done throughout the South. Lay that map over any demographic map of the United States and you will see layers of disparities.