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Health United States 2016 With Chartbook on Long-Term Trends in Health

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/hus16.pdf

Annual report on the health status of the nation.  Includes 114 trend tables organized around 4 major subject areas: health status, health care utilization, health care resources, and health care expenditures.  The chartbook focuses on health care trends since 1975.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Electronic Cigarettes: U.S. Imports in 2016

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Smoking/Tobacco,Statistics

http://www.gao.gov/assets/690/684227.pdf

E cigarettes were added to official U.S. customs records in 2016.  Foreign trade totals for the year showed that e cigarettes imports, mostly from China, amounted to $342 million and E-cigarette devices accounted for another $204 million.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Healthy People 2020 Midcourse Review

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/healthy_people/hp2020/hp2020_midcourse_review.htm

Provides a snapshot of progress toward meeting targets halfway through the 10 year initiative.  Covers 42 topic areas and includes health disparities data.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

E-Cigarette Use Among Youth and Young Adults: A Report of the Surgeon General

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Headlines,Health/Medical,Smoking/Tobacco,Youth

https://e-cigarettes.surgeongeneral.gov/documents/2016_SGR_Full_Report_non-508.pdf

First Surgeon General’s report that focuses on the use of electronic cigarettes.  Highlights the increasing use of e-cigarettes by youth and young adults, assesses what we know about the health effects of using these products, and describes strategies tobacco companies use to recruit young customers.  Also suggests interventions to minimize the harm to youth.  From the Office of the Surgeon General and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

 

The Facts on E-Cigarette Use Among Youth and Young Adults: A Message from the U.S. Surgeon General

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Headlines,Health/Medical,Smoking/Tobacco,Youth

https://e-cigarettes.surgeongeneral.gov/

Press release which explains what they are, how they work, and what potential dangers exist.  From the Office of the Surgeon General and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

 

Cancer and Tobacco Use

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Headlines,Health/Medical,Smoking/Tobacco

https://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/pdf/2016-11-vitalsigns.pdf

Fact sheet about the strong links between use of tobacco and cancer.  From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Vital Signs: Disparities in Tobacco-Related Cancer Incidence and Mortality—United States, 2004-2013

Categories: Births/Deaths,Headlines,Health/Medical,Smoking/Tobacco,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/wr/mm6544a3.htm?s_cid=mm6544a3_w

Reviews the decline of cancer mortality in the U.S. over the designated decade, the relationship between smoking and cancer, and the disparity in exposure to the risk of cancer among different population groups.  From Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, November 11, 2016 of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Electronic Cigarettes

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Great Britain,Science/Technology,Smoking/Tobacco

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/POST-PN-0533/POST-PN-0533.pdf

Estimates that nearly 3 million people in the United Kingdom smoke e-cigarettes.  Summarizes the latest data on the scale of use, safety and quality of e-cigarettes, and their value as a stop-smoking tool.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

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