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Alcohol, Tobacco, Drugs & Mental Health

Countermarketing Alcohol and Unhealthy Food: An Effective Strategy for Preventing Noncommunicable Diseases? Lessons from Tobacco (2017)

The World Health Organization has identified tobacco, alcohol, and processed food as leading causes of noncommunicable diseases and the primary con...

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Marketing E-Cigarettes Toward Adolescents (M.E.T.A.) (2017)

Menthol is the most abundant flavor of e-cigarettes sold in Oakland and Bay Area local markets, pharmacies and liquor stores—and the flavors ...

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Economics of Tobacco Control in China (2016)

Nearly 370 million people in China smoke; about one-third of all smokers in the world are in China; and about 1.2 million deaths in China are attri...

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The Opioid Epidemic in the News: Findings from a Preliminary Analysis of Northern California Coverage (2016)

The news in rural Northern California provides a window through which we can glimpse how the public—and policymakers—understand the cri...

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Tobacco, Alcohol, and Processed Food Industries – Why Do Public Health Practitioners View Them So Differently? (2016)

Public health officials often view food companies as legitimate partners in improving population health, even as they eschew interactions with the ...

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What surrounds us shapes us: Making the environmental case for tobacco control (2016)

Creating healthy environments starts with knowing what you want to change. Then you have to find the right language to effectively talk about it. L...

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Women in Tobacco Farming: Health, Equality and Empowerment (2016)

The "Women in Tobacco Farming: Health, Equality and Empowerment" study was conducted in three tobacco producing countries: China, Tanzani...

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A Clustered Randomized Controlled Trial to Reduce Secondhand Smoke Exposure among Non-smoking Pregnant Women in Sichuan Province, China (2015)

A health education intervention for non-smoking pregnant women in China’s Sichuan province, conducted by researchers from PHI's Center fo...

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Trends in Alcohol’s Harms to Others (AHTO) and Co-occurrence of Family-Related AHTO: The Four US National Alcohol Surveys, 2000–2015 (2015)

PHI Alcohol Research Group researchers Thomas K. Greenfield, Katherine Karriker-Jaffe, Lauren Kaplan and William C. Kerr, along with Sharon C. Wils...

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Health Needs of California Women Reporting Serious Psychological Distress and Chronic Health Conditions (2014)

The provision of mental health services has historically lagged behind the provision of physical health services. To address the gap, California pa...

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Importance of Alcohol-Programming Outreach to Women of Color (2014)

Very few national studies have examined racial and ethnic disparities in utilization of alcohol services. Little is known about whether racial and ...

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PHI50 Videos (2014)

In honor of our 50th anniversary in 2014, PHI created a series of videos that looked back at what public health has accomplished in the last half c...

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The Debate on Regulating Menthol Cigarettes: Closing a Dangerous Loophole vs Freedom of Choice (2014)

The Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act exempted menthol from a flavoring additive ban, tasking the Tobacco Products Safety Advisory ...

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Cigarettes Become a Dangerous Product: Tobacco in the Rearview Mirror, 1952–1965 (2013)

Tobacco control’s unparalleled success comes partly from advocates broadening the focus of responsibility beyond the smoker to include indust...

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E-Guide to Developing a Community Outreach Network to Motivate Smokers to Quit after Discharge from Clinics or Hospitals (2013)

Many smokers are readmitted into clinics and hospitals because they are not referred to smoking cessation programs after they are discharged. Post-...

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First Book on Alcohol-Related Injuries in the Americas (2013)

Alcohol Research Group (ARG) associate director Cheryl Cherpitel, DrPH, was chief editor on the first book to focus on alcohol and injuries in...

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PHI Letter to White House regarding Tobacco Control and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (2013)

October 3, 2013 President Barack H. Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500   Dear Mr. Pre...

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Study Links Alcohol to Cancer Deaths (2013)

A new study finds that even moderate alcohol consumption can increase the risk of cancer-related death. We'll hear from one of the study's ...

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The Blurring of Alcohol Categories (2013)

Consumers often don't know how much alcohol is in their drink because beer and wine makers have been upping the amount of alcohol in ...

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Current Depression Among Women in California According to Residence in the California–Mexico Border Region (2012)

This study aims to provide a timely snapshot of the current burden of depression, examine predictors of current depression, and explore possible pa...

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Over One Million Adult Women in California Report Serious Psychological Distress During the Past Year (2012)

Using data drawn from the 2009 California Health Interview Survey, this policy brief focuses on the mental health of California women, undersc...

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California's Smoke-free Workplace Act: Ending Exemptions - Finding Equity (2011)

Provides overview of current limitations to protections for workers from workplace secondhand smoke and highlights labor code exemptions that, if e...

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Promoting the Sexual and Reproductive Health of Adolescents in Foster Care (2011)

Adolescence is a critical period of physical and personal growth. As they transition to adulthood, youth experience the social, emotional and physi...

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Wet and Dry: Issues of Culture, Control, Consent and Country-to-Country Consumption (2011)

An ambitious research program led by PHI's Alcohol Research Group and joined by collaborators from around the world is providing new insights i...

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2010 California Adolescent Health Progress Report (2010)

This compilation of data presents a multi-year progress report on the health of CalIfornia's adolescents and young adults. Designed for pro...

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Alcohol Marketing in the Digital Age (2010)

New technologies are fundamentally altering the tobacco and alcohol marketing landscape. Even as the "information superhighway" has given...

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Healthy People 2010 Objectives: 23-Year California Behavioral Risk Factor Survey Report 1984-2006 (2010)

The California Behavioral Risk Factor Survey (BRFS) has operated continuously for the last 23 years, collecting health surveillance information fro...

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HIV/AIDS and Drug Abuse Prevention Campaign in the Workplace: Partnership of PT Unilever Indonesia Tbk and KKI (2010)

PT Unilever Indonesia Tbk (UI) and The Indonesian Humanitarian Committee (Komite Kemanusiaan Indonesia or KKI) have partnered since 2003 to prevent...

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Integrating Behavioral Health and Primary Care for Youth and Young Adults: Recommendations and Resources for Providers in California and Beyond (2010)

Behavioral health care for youth and young adults presents challenges for a variety of health providers. Behavioral health problems are often compl...

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Nearly Four Million California Adults Are Victims of Intimate Partner Violence (2010)

The California Health Interview Survey asked adults ages 18 to 65 a series of questions to identify persons who have experienced intimate partner v...

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Understanding Confidentiality and Minor Consent in California: An Adolescent Provider Toolkit (2010)

During adolescence, youth confront new issues that affect their physical, reproductive, and mental health. At the same time, establishing autonomy ...

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Funding Prevention in California: Lessons from Past Efforts to Raise Revenues (2009)

The research is clear: Where people live, work, and play—the food and physical activity environment—is one of the most important elemen...

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Increasing Local Funding Options for Disease Prevention Programs in Rural California Counties: Report and Advocacy Guide (2009)

This report provides a national and statewide overview of the Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) fund allocation from tobacco industry settlements. ...

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Moving from Them to Us: Challenges in Reframing Violence among Youth (2009)

How have youth and violence have been framed in the news? How has the issue of race complicated depictions of youth and violence? How do public att...

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Patterns of Clinically Significant Symptoms of Depression among Heavy Users of Alcohol and Cigarettes (2009)

Abstract  Depression is among the most prevalent and treatable diseases, and it is associated with cigarette smoking and heavy alcohol use. ...

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Teen Dating Violence: Keeping California Adolescents Safe in Their Relationships (2009)

Teen dating violence is a major adolescent health concern. Youth ages 16 to 24 experience the highest per capita rate of intimate partner violence ...

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Adults with Serious Psychological Distress in California (2008)

Understanding mental illnesses is an important component of disease prevention and health promotion. Mental illnesses are associated with disabilit...

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Mental Health in Adolescence: A Critical Time for Prevention and Early Intervention (2008)

The health and well-being of California adolescents has a major impact on the overall social and economic health of our state. Today’s adoles...

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Benefits of a Hospital-Based Peer Intervention Program for Violently Injured Youth (2007)

An evaluation was undertaken to determine if a hospital-based, peer intervention program, “Caught in the Crossfire,” reduces the risk o...

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PHI's Work in Alcohol, Tobacco, Other Drugs and Mental Health: Examples of Impact

This overview brochure summarizes PHI's work in alcohol, tobacco, other drugs and mental health — one of PHI's focus areas —&nb...

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Working together: Policy Systems & Environmental Change for Community Health

Through its over 700 staff, 200 projects and 100 principal investigators, the Public Health Institute addresses emerging public health issues and s...

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