Tobacco use among minority ethnic populations and cessation interventions – Better Health.org.uk – May 2011

Posted on May 30, 2011. Filed under: Public Hlth & Hlth Promotion | Tags: |

Tobacco use among minority ethnic populations and cessation interventions – Better Health.org.uk – May 2011

Deborah Millward and Saffron Karlsen

“Key messages:

While smoking rates have decreased within the general population, this pattern does not seem to be reflected among black and minority ethnic communities
Lower socio-economic status can influence tobacco usage, which may account for the prevalence of smoking among some minority ethnic groups
Use of different tobacco products, including shisha and smokeless tobacco, is more common among minority ethnic groups
Compliance with and enforcement of regulations on labelling and packaging of smokeless tobacco products need to be improved to protect minority ethnic communities from the health risks associated with using these products
Regulation and cessation outreach work must acknowledge these different products, and adapt to the specific needs of different ethnic groups.

Sections:

Smoking among minority ethnic groups
Health inequalities
Other types of tobacco used by minority ethnic populations
Regulation of smokeless tobacco products
Tobacco cessation among minority ethnic groups and limitations in current services”

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