Legacy Resource and Cigar Study
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Posted by: Natalia Gromov
Legacy on October 19 for Warner Series: After Tobacco
On October 19, from
noon to 2:00pm, Legacy will host the next Warner Series which will explore the
findings from the recently-released book, After
The book, published by
Columbia Press with support from Legacy and Columbia University’s Institute for
Social and Economic Research and Policy, considers the economic impact of
reducing smoking rates on tobacco farmers, cigarette-factory workers, the
southeastern regional economy, state governments, tobacco retailers, the
hospitality industry, and nonprofit organizations that might benefit from the
The book also examines
the effect of smoking reduction on mortality rates, medical costs, and Social
The event will be held
at Legacy. The discussion will also be available via live webcast on the Legacy
site, www.legacyforhealth.org, beginning at
12:30pm on the day of the event.
To RSVP, contact Anna
Goth at email@example.com.
Legacy-funded Study Shows Significant Rise in Cigar Use Among Young
A new study that shows
the rise in cigar usage among young adults was released in the October issue of
the American Journal of Public Health.
The study is important
because cigarillos are not currently tracked and measured as a separate cigar
category and their popularity among young adults is increasing.
The study measures
brand usage trends and the prevalence of cigar use among specific
The study is entitled,
Seven-Year Patterns in US Cigar Use
Epidemiology Among Young Adults Aged 19-25 Years: A focus on Race/Ethnicity and
Brand, is the first study founded on U.S. nationally representative
data that documents trends in current cigar use and top brands smoked.
Results of the study
show that the top five brands most frequently smoked were Black and Mild,
Swisher Sweets, Phillies, White Owl, and Garcia y Vega, all of which are
primarily cigarillos or little cigar products.
Use of these top five
brands was more prevalent among those who were younger, male, Black
non-Hispanics, with a propensity for risk behavior, and those reporting current
cigarette, marijuana, and blunt use.
To read the full
release, visit www.legacyforhealth.org/4697.aspx.
Source: Amber Martin, American Legacy