Lung Cancer Model Applied to Michigan and Kentucky to Measure Potential Impact of Tobacco Control Policies

CISNET members from the University of Michigan and Georgetown University used the SimSmoke model to project the potential effect of tobacco control policies on reducing smoking rates and on tobacco-related mortality in Michigan. The modelers worked closely with Michigan in-state partners to identify policies that could have a large impact on smoking rates and save lives in the state. Previous collaborations also helped to determine optimal tobacco control policies in Kentucky, the state with the highest adult smoking rates.

Results of these collaborative studies were published in the Cancer Causes and Control Journal and the Southern Medical Journal:

Levy DT, Huang A, Havumaki JS, Meza R. The Role of Public Policies in Reducing Smoking Prevalence: Results from the Michigan SimSmoke Tobacco Policy Simulation Model, Cancer Causes and Control 2016 May; 27(5):615-25. [Abstract]

Levy DT, Tworek C, Hahn EJ, Davis RE. 2008. The Kentucky SimSmoke tobacco policy simulation model: reaching Healthy People 2010 goals through policy change. South Med J 2008 May;101(5):503-7. [Abstract]

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