Non-cigarette Tobacco Products: Patterns of Use and Community-Level Prevention Strategies

dg2984_Giovenco_HeadshotPresenter: Daniel P. Giovenco, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor

Department of Sociomedical Sciences

Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

Date: February 7, 2017


Although cigarettes are still used by 15% of Americans and contribute significantly to premature morbidity and mortality in the United States, new non-cigarette tobacco products are becoming increasingly popular among youth and racial and ethnic minority populations. These products include cigars and cigarillos, hookah, smokeless tobacco, and electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS). Each non-cigarette tobacco product has different risks, patterns of use, and potential to create health disparities, making solutions for prevention and harm reduction as varied as the types of non-cigarette tobacco products. To prevent the use of non-cigarette tobacco products, public health professionals need to be able to define the current market of non-cigarette tobacco products, understand how these products are regulated by different levels of government, and use health promotion and disease prevention strategies at the community-level.

After watching this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Define and describe the non-cigarette tobacco products currently on the market.
  • Identify patterns of non-cigarette tobacco product use among youth and adults in the U.S.
  • Discuss potential community-level strategies to combat product use.

Reflection Questions

  • What non-cigarette tobacco products are currently on the market?
  • How do youth and adults use non-cigarette tobacco products? What disparities exist?
  • What are potential community-level strategies that can combat product use?

Council on Linkages Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (2014 Version)

  • Primary Competency Domain: Policy Development/Program Planning Skills
  • Specific competencies: 1A14, 1B10, 1B14, 1B15, 1C10, 1C11, 1C14, 2A6, 2A7, 2B6, 2C6, 4A3, 4A6, 4B3, 4C3, 4C5, 5A9, 5B10, 5C10, 6A5, 6A6, 6B7, 6C5, 6C7, 7A2, 7B2

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