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March 1, 2009 | Journal Article
This article identifies factors that determine perceived accessibility of cigarettes among youth. It has traditionally been difficult to measures how easy it is for adolescents to obtain cigarettes due to the variety of potential sources, including peers, relatives, and stores.
September 1, 2005 | Journal Article
Pharmacotherapies for smoking reduction and cessation can play a vital role in helping individuals quit smoking. This article summarizes the current rates of smoking and smoking-related disease in the United States, outlines the projected benefits o ...
June 1, 2011 | Journal Article
A penny-per-ounce tax on sugar-sweetened beverages could improve public health by reducing obesity.
April 17, 2009 | Journal Article
In 1996, the federal government mandated that states enforce laws that prohibit the sale of cigarettes to minors. This research assesses whether increased enforcement helped lower the rate of smoking among youths.
July 1, 2012 | Journal Article
This article examines recall and viewing patterns among text-only versus larger, more visible graphic warning labels in cigarette advertisements.
June 1, 2012 | Journal Article
This study examined the utilization of tobacco-cessation treatments under Arkansas Medicaid. As coverage expanded, utilization initially increased, followed by a decline. Low awareness of coverage and low perceived effectiveness may be contributing factors to low utilization of tobacco-cessation treatment.
November 1, 2009 | Journal Article
Public health advocacy in the courts should be an important tool and there are several strategies to accomplish goals however, public health agendas will only be advanced in courts when public health experts partner with legal advocacy experts.
February 1, 2009 | Journal Article
This study investigated sociodemographic disparities in alcohol environments and their relationship with adolescent drinking.
January 1, 2009 | Journal Article
This article focuses on the need to envision a more technologically enabled addiction treatment system in the year 2020, describes how this vision of the future might work, and offers ideas about how to achieve such a system.
November 1, 2006 | Journal Article
In this study, the authors explored changing relations between substance use, welfare receipt and substance-abuse treatment among low-income mothers before and after welfare reform. Annual data were examined from mothers aged 18 to 49 years in the 1 ...