The Tobacco Portal has recently added two new pages of resources: Special Populations: This page provides resources related to the smoking disparities seen in special population groups such as women an minorities. Country Specific Resources: This page provides links to smoking and tobacco related resources that are focused on specific countries and regions of the world. As always, we welcome feedback and suggestions for additional content to add to the Portal. If there are any links that you would like to see, please use the 'Submit Updates' function at the bottom of the website or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We've added a new resource to our Economics page: Raising the Excise Tax on Cigarettes: Effects on Health and the Federal Budget: The Congressional Budget Office has prepared a report showing the long-term effects of certain tobacco-related fiscal policies. An excellent blog summary of the report from tobacco expert Stanton Glantz can be found here.
We've added a new resource to our Counter Marketing page: 1998 Tobacco Settlement: Decade of Broken Promises: Annual reports issued by The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids documenting states' use of tobacco revenues for fighting tobacco use.
We've added a new resource to our Youth and Adolescent Behaviors page: Monitoring the Future: Monitoring the Future is an ongoing study of the behaviors, attitudes, and values of American secondary school students based on annual surveys of approximately 50,000 8th, 10th, and 12th grade students as well as annual follow-up questionnaires after graduating.