Causes, Smoking: Prevention, Sorenson clip 1
Professor Sorenson explains that tobacco use in the population overall is probably around 20-21% right now in terms of prevalence.
Glorian Sorenson, Ph.D. is professor in the Harvard School of Public Health and director of the Center for Community-Based Research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. She specializes in understanding how cancer interventions can be tailored for different audiences and different social setting. Here she describes an anti-smoking campaign that produced dramatic results in blue collar workers. â€œTobacco use in the population overall is probably around 20-21% right now in terms of prevalence. So that means about 21% of the adult population overall uses tobacco. But if we look at how that varies across the population, we'll see huge differences. For some blue collar workers we would see prevalence rates of 35-40 percent, compared to maybe in some white collar or more educated populations of maybe under 10 percent. So there are very large differences, and that means that as we develop approaches to tobacco use cessation, we need to think about the audiences where messages around tobacco use have been least successful.â€
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965. Causes, Smoking: Prevention, Sorenson clip 2
Professor Sorenson explains that some of the large public service campaigns or public information campaigns that have occurred over the last decade have clearly influenced more educated sectors of the population to make changes in reducing tobacco use.
968. Causes, Smoking: Prevention, Sorenson clip 5
Professor Sorenson explains findings identifying that white-collar workers, in general, quit smoking at greater rates than blue-collar workers.
967. Causes, Smoking: Prevention, Sorenson clip 4
Professor Sorenson explains how surveys were conducted to elucidate how diferent programs elicite a varied response amongst blue collar workers to quit smoking.
962. Causes, Smoking: Prevention
In this section learn about the interventions and research being carried out to control cancer.
966. Causes, Smoking: Prevention, Sorenson clip 3
Profesor Sorenson explains how studies were carried out to aid blue collar workers towards quitting smoking.
954. Causes, Smoking, all sections
This section explains that lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States and it is almost entirely preventable, since the vast majority of cases are due to cigarette smoking.
963. Causes, Smoking: Prevention, Dennis
Professor Dennis explains that the implications of smoking cessation are profound and this is the most readily identifiable cause of lung cancer and is clearly something where one can intervene.
993. Causes, Mold: Incidence, Groopman
Professor Groopman explains that we have an effective vaccine against the hepatitis B virus, but because the transmission of this virus occurs very early in life, we need to have the resources and the ability to vaccinate the world for the rest of the 21s
986. Causes, Diet: Prevention, Willett clip 1
Professor Willett explains that for overall cancer reduction by diet, the most important thing is keeping calories in balance with our physical activity, which means staying as lean and active as we can throughout our life.
1025. Causes, Diet
In order to identify cancer causes and prevention strategies, researchers conduct a cohort of studies where they collect information from large groups of individuals over many years.