Thursday, May 6, 2021

Tobacco, Smoke Exposure, and SUID

CFPS has published a new brief: Tobacco Use, Secondhand Smoke Exposure, and Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) in Colorado, 2009-2018.

The goal of this brief is to better understand the role of tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure in SUID. The data reveals that at least 3 in 10 mothers who lost their infant to SUID between 2009-2018 in Colorado smoked in the three months prior to pregnancy and/or at any time during pregnancy.

The brief also examines systemic factors that contribute to higher tobacco use for certain groups including people of color, LGBTQ+ people, low income communities, and people in rural areas. For example, low income communities and communities of color are frequently targeted by tobacco advertising, price promotions, and a high tobacco retailer density. Rural areas may lack resources that support prevention and access to tobacco treatment.

To learn more about tobacco's role in SUID in Colorado, read the full data brief here.  

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