COVID-19 News and Updates – The Impact of Smoking & Vaping
- National African American Tobacco Prevention Network (NAATP)
- African Americans at Risk Over COVID-19
- Association of Black Cardiologists
- WHO has updated information about the impact of COVID-149 and smoking
- American Non-Smokers’ Rights Association
- Truth Initiative: Inspiring Tobacco-Free Lives
- NIH – the impact of COVID19 and substance use
- Mayo Clinic News, “What Smokers Should Know About COVID-19”
- American Lung Association
- Scientific American
- “The CDC’s Shift From Vaping to COVID-19 Highlights the Crucial Differences Between Real and Metaphorical Epidemics”
- “How coronavirus damages the lungs”
- American Public Health Association (APHA)
- National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine
Smoking Facts in New Mexico and the US
CDC Data on Blacks and Tobacco = https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/disparities/african-americans/index.htm
There were over 40 million African Americans in the United States in 2016—approximately 13% of the U.S. population.Although African Americans usually smoke fewer cigarettes and start smoking cigarettes at an older age, they are more likely to die from smoking-related diseases than Whites.
African American children and adults are more likely to be exposed to secondhand smoke than any other racial or ethnic group.
- During 2013-2014, secondhand smoke exposure was found in:
- 66.1% of African American children aged 3–11 years.
- 55.3% of African American adolescents aged 12–19 years.
- 45.5% of African American adults aged 20 years and older.
- African American nonsmokers generally have higher cotinine levels (an indicator of recent exposure to tobacco smoke) than nonsmokers of other races/ethnicities.
NEW MEXICO DATA
- New Mexico Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System(BRFSS) 2018 Annual Report = https://nmhealth.org/data/view/behavior/2365/
- Approximate number of Blacks/African Americans in NM who smoke is 15.5%
- In 2018, 15.2% of New Mexico adults were current smokers. This was lower than the U.S. median prevalence (16.1%).
- Males (17.3%) reported a significantly higher prevalence of current smoking than females (13.2%).
- Tobacco & New Mexico’s Indicator-Based Information System (NM-IBIS) = https://ibis.health.state.nm.us/topic/risk_resiliency/behaviors/Tobacco.html
- The prevalence of current cigarette smoking among New Mexico and U.S. high school youth has decreased dramatically in the past decade, New Mexico’s youth cigarette smoking rate in 2017 (10.6%) is at an all-time low, and it is statistically similar to that in the U.S. (8.8%). Both the New Mexico and U.S. youth cigarette smoking prevalence have met and surpassed the Healthy People 2020 goal of 16.0%.
- The use of electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, has recently emerged as a new public health concern. Although scientists are still learning about the long-term effects of e-cigarettes, we do know most contain nicotine, which is highly addictive and can harm adolescent and young adult brain development. The aerosol in e-cigarettes contains nicotine, cancer-causing chemicals, and tiny particles that can reach deep into the lungs. According to the National Academies of Science (2018), there is substantial evidence that e-cigarette use increases risk of ever using combustible tobacco cigarettes among youth and young adults.
- As of 2017, e-cigarette use (24.7%) among high school youth in NM has significantly outpaced the use of combustible cigarettes (10.6%). Although there have been significant declines in combustible cigarette use among youth, the emergence of e-cigarettes and the risks for nicotine addiction requires attention both through public health prevention and policy efforts.
- NM Quit Now Data link = http://nmtupac.com/data/
Smoking in African American Populations
- CDC facts about smoking in African Americans
- Cancer Facts & Figures for African Americans, American Cancer Society
- “Black Lives/Black Lungs”
- “Genetic vulnerability to menthol cigarette use”
- “African Americans genetically susceptible to menthol cigarettes?”
- “Flavored tobacco products target young people, African Americans”
- Historical Account of Early American History, African Americans and Tobacco
- “Teen who experience racism, are way more likely to smoke”
Ways to Quit
- Quit Line NM
- National Partners addressing Smoking Cessation
- How digital tools can help tobacco users quit for good
Tools for Talking to the Smokers in Your Life
- NM Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Program
- NM Department of Health Offers Free Resources for Annual Great American Smokeout
- Kick Butts Day
- Tobacco Use Among New Mexico High School Students at All-Time Low
- Smoking and Behavioral Health
- Healthcare Professionals and Clinics in NM
Capacity Building Resources for Organizations
- Candid – Candid was born February 1, 2019, when Foundation Center and GuideStar joined forces. We connect people who want to change the world with the resources they need to do it. https://candid.org/
- COVID-19 Funding for Non-Profits = https://candid.org/explore-issues/coronavirus?_ga=2.100903369.95012791.1585339125-696166104.1529378619
- Research Funding Opportunities