Description:A 585 page report by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse document the evidence defining and describing the disease of addiction/risky substance use. It describes the need for and effectiveness of wide screening and interventions treatment and disease management tools and therapies as well as the populations in greatest need of therapies. The barriers to treatment, training and education gaps, and consequences and costs of inadequate prevention and treatment are all described. Finally, profound gaps between those who need treatment and those who receive quality care are described.
Source:National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse
Description:Older smokers are at greater risks from smoking because they have smoked longer (an average of 40 years), tend to be heavier smokers, and are more likely to suffer from smoking-related illnesses. They are also significantly less likely than younger smokers to believe that smoking harms their health. (From their website)
Source:American Lung Association
Description:Youth tobacco prevention information from the CDC. Educational resources include: fact sheets on tobacco use, Surgeon General's Report Materials, DVDs and videos, posters, guides, and surveys. There is also information on celebrities against smoking, and the tobacco-free sports initiative.
Description:Provides tobacco factsheets on special populations.
Source:Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
Description:Children and teens are easy targets for the tobacco industry. They're often influenced by TV, movies, advertising, and by what their friends do and say. They don't realize what a struggle it can be to quit, and having cancer, emphysema, blindness, or impotence may not seem like real concerns. Children and teens don't think much about future health outcomes. (From Their Website)
Source:American Cancer Society
Description:General facts and information on the effect smoking has on babies born to mothers who smoke.
Description:Information on smoking prevalence in women, special health risks for women, and smoking cessation.
Source:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Tobacco Information and Prevention Source
Description:This document presents the results of a survey of 8th-, 10th-, and 12th-grade students on the topic of drug use and the perceived risk and estimated availability of different licit and illicit drugs.