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Rural Tobacco Control and Prevention

Posted by on August 9th, 2017 Posted in: Rural


Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable mortality and morbidity in the United States and is responsible for over 400,000 deaths each year. Smoking causes about 90% of all lung cancer deaths in the United States. Those who smoke regularly are more likely than nonsmokers to develop heart disease, stroke, and lung cancer. About 50% of smokers develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. This new Rural Tobacco Control and Prevention Toolkit from the Rural Health Information Hub provides information, strategies, and resources to help rural communities implement tobacco control and prevention programs. Divided into seven modules, the kit includes program models, implementation and evaluation plans, ideas for dissemination and more.

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Medical Librarian, Network Outreach Coordinator, NN/LM, PNR. I work for a network of libraries and organizations with an interest in health information.

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This project has been funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012344 with the University of Utah, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library.​

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