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AMA adopts policies to prevent tobacco use, increase organ donation

November 17, 2017

During its interim meeting, the AMA voted to advance its anti-tobacco efforts and to increase nationwide organ donation rates, calling for the development of public education programs to improve these public health issues.

While not announced as part of the interim meeting, the AMA also released a new public service awareness campaign with the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association to encourage better control of hypertension.

In the Journals

Patient navigation, financial incentives improve smoking cessation rates

November 1, 2017
A multicomponent intervention that included patient navigation and financial incentives for biochemically confirmed smoking cessation significantly increased rates of…
In the Journals

Smoking cessation therapy varies by race in primary care

November 1, 2017
Compared with white patients, African-American patients were significantly more likely to receive smoking cessation counselling, but were significantly less likely to…
In the Journals

Combined brief intervention effective for smoking cessation

October 24, 2017
An intervention that combines brief smoking cessation advice with active referral to smoking cessation services was more effective among smokers at 6 months than only…
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Use of Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems Among Adolescents: Status of the Evidence and Public Health Recommendations

Pediatric Annals, February 2017, Volume 46 Issue 2
Although the prevalence of tobacco smoking has been declining in recent years, the use of electronic nicotine delivery…
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VIDEO: Leone: FDA regulating e-cigarettes reduces ‘potential for harm;’ ACP applauds decision

May 7, 2016
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