Prevention Status Report 2013: Tobacco Use, RI
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2014
This report highlights the status of select policies and practices that can help Rhode Island prevent or reduce smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke. These policies and practices include increasing state cigarette excise taxes, establishing statewide smoke-free policies, and sustaining tobacco control program funding. The policies and practices have been recommended by the Institute of Medicine, World Health Organization, Community Preventive Services Task Force, US Surgeon General, and CDC on the basis of scientific studies supporting the policies’ effectiveness in preventing or reducing tobacco use.
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