Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Cancer and Tobacco Use

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

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

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


Facing Addiction in America: The Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health

Categories: Alcohol/Drug Abuse,Consumer Info/Protection,Headlines,Health/Medical,Mental Health

The first ever Surgeon General’s report on the threat to the health of Americans from drugs and alcohol.  Covers the neurobiology of addiction, treatment, and prevention issues, the role of health care systems, and a vision for the future.  Argues that addiction is a brain disease, not a moral failing.  From the Office of the Surgeon General


FBI Releases 2015 Hate Crime Statistics

Categories: Crime/Justice,Disability,Headlines,Religion/Ethics,Sex Issues,Statistics

Press release featuring highlights from 2015 report on hate crimes.  From the Federal Bureau of Investigation


Hate Crime Statistics 2015

Categories: Crime/Justice,Disability,Headlines,Religion/Ethics,Sex Issues,Statistics

Offers information on the offenses, offenders, victims, and locations of hate crimes during 2015.  Includes offenses motivated by bias against race, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender, and gender identity.  Records a major increase in hate crimes against Muslims.  From the Federal Bureau of Investigation