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Striving Toward Equity

A Scoping Review of E-Cigarettes, Heated Tobacco Products and Tobacco-Related Disparities

In a perfect world, everyone would have an equal opportunity to reach their maximum health potential, but research shows that factors like education and racism create barriers for optimal health. We searched the existing literature and studies in the pipeline for information about the impact of e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products (HTPs) in relation to tobacco disparities.

The results from a draft of the scoping review were discussed in a convening with 25 experts from academia, funding agencies, and civil society. The report includes the research gaps identified by the convening participants that need to be addressed in order to advance a health equity agenda to eliminate tobacco-related disparities.

  • Watch the videos to learn more about some of the underlying conditions driving e-cigarette and heated tobacco product use and how evidence-based policies can create a healthier and more equitable society.
  • Read a fact sheet to learn more about the data that U.S. surveillance systems collect that can potentially inform health equity analyses.

In 2023, the Striving Toward Equity project was recognized with a silver Anthem Award in the category of Health – Research Projects or Publications.