Eliminating Tobacco-Related Health Disparities: Directions for Future Research

Pebbles Fagan, Gary King, Deirdre Lawrence, Sallie Anne Petrucci, Robert G. Robinson, David Banks, Sharon Marable, Rachel Grana

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Certain groups in the United States remain at high risk and suffer disproportionately from tobacco-related illness and death despite progress made in reducing tobacco use. To address gaps in research on tobacco-related disparities and develop a comprehensive agenda aimed at reducing such disparities, representatives from funding agencies, community-based organizations, and academic institutions convened at the National Conference on Tobacco and Health Disparities in 2002. Conference participants reviewed the current research, identified existing gaps, and prioritized scientific recommendations. Panel discussions were organized to address research areas affecting underserved and understudied populations. We report major research recommendations made by the conference participants in several scientific domains. These recommendations will ultimately help guide the field in reducing and eliminating tobacco-related disparities in the United States.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)211-217
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican journal of public health
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2004


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Fagan, P., King, G., Lawrence, D., Petrucci, S. A., Robinson, R. G., Banks, D., ... Grana, R. (2004). Eliminating Tobacco-Related Health Disparities: Directions for Future Research. American journal of public health, 94(2), 211-217. https://doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.94.2.211