Posts Tagged ‘tobacco’

Using Community Coalitions to Improve Health Behaviors

Dr. Erwin Bettinghaus - Tuesday, 24 June 2014 12:36

What has happened to all of the research on the effectiveness of using community coalitions to improve the health of local communities?  Bringing a group of local citizens together to reduce tobacco use, increase childhood vaccination rates, or increase physical activity among the citizenry has been a popular tactic for many years.  Look at the research literature in health behavior during the 1980s and 1990s and you will find dozens of studies attempting to determine the effectiveness of community coalitions in improving health.


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Research Roundup: Tobacco

Miranda Reilly - Thursday, 1 May 2014 01:50

With the advent of new technologies, new products, and new communication tools, the world of tobacco is changing – and so are the interventions fighting to stop its use. April’s Research Roundup is a collection of the interesting smoking cessation articles that appeared this past month.


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A Cruise Convinces One Couple to Quit Smoking

Lisa Forster - Tuesday, 23 July 2013 10:36

Four years ago, Chris Jakan and his wife came up with a smoking cessation plan. He felt more motivated than ever: He had a hacking cough that wouldn’t go away, he was getting older, and he and his wife were spending more than $1,800 a year on cigarettes. They had talked about taking a cruise to Hawaii but couldn’t justify the expense. Their cessation plan? Quit and put the money they spent on cigarettes toward their dream vacation.