Advertisement

Realizing the Vision for Tobacco Control

  • Howard K. Koh
    Correspondence
    Address correspondence to: Howard K. Koh, MD, MPH, Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, 200 Independence Ave, SW, Washington DC 20201
    Affiliations
    DHHS, Washington DC
    Search for articles by this author
      Ending the tobacco epidemic represents an aspirational, yet achievable, public health vision for our nation. Fulfilling that vision requires national commitment and collaboration. To date, the nation has certainly witnessed much progress, with adult cigarette use prevalence dropping by more than 50% from the peak levels of the 1960s.
      National Center for Health Statistics
      National Health Interview Survey - 1965-2008.
      But tobacco dependence remains the leading preventable cause of mortality in our country, causing more than 400,000 deaths annually. To accelerate progress, we need a greater commitment to action and science than ever before.
      To read this article in full you will need to make a payment

      Purchase one-time access:

      Academic & Personal: 24 hour online accessCorporate R&D Professionals: 24 hour online access
      One-time access price info
      • For academic or personal research use, select 'Academic and Personal'
      • For corporate R&D use, select 'Corporate R&D Professionals'

      Subscribe:

      Subscribe to American Journal of Preventive Medicine
      Already a print subscriber? Claim online access
      Already an online subscriber? Sign in
      Institutional Access: Sign in to ScienceDirect

      References

        • American Lung Association
        Trends in tobacco use.
        • National Center for Health Statistics
        National Health Interview Survey - 1965-2008.
        Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics, Hyattsville MD2009
        • Koh H.K.
        • Sabelius K.G.
        Ending the tobacco epidemic: A tobacco control strategic action plan.
        JAMA. 2012; 308: 767-768
        • DHHS
        Preventing tobacco use among youth and young adults: A report of the Surgeon General.
        DHHS, CDC, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health, Atlanta, GA2012
        • DHHS
        How tobacco smoke causes disease: The biology and behavioral basis for smoking-attributable disease: A report of the Surgeon General.
        U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office on Smoking and Health, Atlanta, GA2010
        • Malone R.E.
        • Balbach E.D.
        Tobacco industry documents: treasure trove or quagmire?.
        Tobacco Control. 2000; 9: 334-338
        • Bernat D.H.
        • Choi K.
        • Erickson D.J.
        • Lenk K.M.
        • Forster J.L.
        Minnesota's comprehensive statewide smokefree law: short-term effects on young adults.
        Am J Prev Med. 2012; 43: S156-S162
        • Betzner A.E.
        • Boyle R.G.
        • Luxenberg M.G.
        • et al.
        Experience of smokers and recent quitters with smokefree regulations and quitting.
        Am J Prev Med. 2012; 43: S163-S170
        • Schillo B.A.
        • Keller P.A.
        • Betzner A.E.
        • Greenseid L.
        • Christenson M.
        • Luxenberg M.
        Minnesota's smokefree policies: impact on cessation program participants.
        Am J Prev Med. 2012; 43: S171-S178
        • Levy D.T.
        • Boyle R.G.
        • Abrams D.B.
        The role of public policies in reducing smoking: the Minnesota SimSmoke tobacco policy model.
        Am J Prev Med. 2012; 43: S179-S186
        • Hewett M.J.
        • Ortland W.H.
        • Brock B.E.
        • Helm C.J.
        Secondhand smoke and smokefree policies in owner-occupied multi-unit housing.
        Am J Prev Med. 2012; 43: S187-S196
        • St. Claire A.W.
        • Boyle R.G.
        • Schillo B.A.
        • Rode P.
        • Taylor K.A.
        Smokefree home rules adoption by smokers and nonsmokers: Minnesota 1999–2010.
        Am J Prev Med. 2012; 43: S197-S204
        • Giuliani K.K.W.
        • Mire O.
        • Leinberger-Jabari A.
        • et al.
        Cigarettes and the Somali diaspora: tobacco use among Somali adults in Minnesota.
        Am J Prev Med. 2012; 43: S205-S213
        • Horvath K.J.
        • Eastman M.
        • Prosser R.
        • Goodroad B.
        • Worthington L.
        Addressing smoking during medical visits: patients with human immunodeficiency virus.
        Am J Prev Med. 2012; 43: S214-S221
        • Nadeau M.
        • Blake N.
        • Poupart J.
        • Rhodes K.
        • Forster J.
        Circles of tobacco wisdom: learning about traditional and commercial tobacco with Native elders.
        Am J Prev Med. 2012; 43: S222-S228
        • Berg C.J.
        • Schauer G.L.
        • Rodgers K.
        • Narula S.K.
        College student smokers: former versus current and nonsmokers.
        Am J Prev Med. 2012; 43: S229-S236
        • Weisman S.R.
        • Hennrikus D.
        • Choi K.
        • et al.
        Influencing Taft–Hartley funds to provide tobacco cessation benefits.
        Am J Prev Med. 2012; 43: S237-S241
        • D'Silva J.
        • Boyle R.G.
        • Lien R.
        • Rode P.
        • Okuyemi K.S.
        Cessation outcomes among treatment-seeking menthol and nonmenthol smokers.
        Am J Prev Med. 2012; 43: S242-S248
        • Freiberg M.J.A.
        Federal approaches to the regulation of noncigarette tobacco products.
        Am J Prev Med. 2012; 43: S249-S254
        • Ashley A.L.
        • Backinger C.L.
        The Food and Drug Administration's regulation of tobacco: The Center for Tobacco Products' Office of Science.
        Am J Prev Med. 2012; 43: S255-S263