OPIOIDS

 

TFRI Opioid and Nicotine Rack Card
This opioid rack card gives new 2019 data on the intersection of opioids and nicotine: what are they and why do they matter, the facts, impact on lung health, and what we can do about it. These cards were made in combined effort with funding from the Southern Providence Country Prevention Coalition.

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Tobacco and Opioids (ALA)

Tobacco and Opioids (ALA)
The United States is currently experiencing a public health emergency related to opioid misuse and overdose; more people died from an opioid overdose in 2017 than ever before. This brief explores the connection between the opioid epidemic and cigarette smoking, the leading preventable cause of death and disease in the U.S. Within the context of the opioid epidemic, states and health systems can utilize tobacco cessation strategies and policies as tools to potentially help achieve the mutually reinforcing goals of independence from both opioids and tobacco.

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Opioids and Lung Health (ALA)

Opioids and Lung Health (ALA)
This brief from the American Lung Association provides information on how "evidence suggests a relationship between opioid misuse, tobacco dependence and respiratory diseases. Opioid misuse is a threat to lung health. Individuals who have an opioid use disorder (OUD) and use tobacco are at risk. Concurrently addressing tobacco use and OUD can save lives and help people overcome both the addiction to tobacco and opioids.

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