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[California] Almost all adolescents in an economically disadvantaged urban population exposed to tobacco smoke

Ninety-four percent of adolescents ages 13 to 19 in an economically disadvantaged, largely minority population in San Francisco had measurable levels of a biomarker specific for exposure to tobacco smoke (NNAL).
ScienceDaily
added Feb 24, 2018 00:05
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Almost all adolescents in an economically disadvantaged urban population exposed to tobacco smoke

Ninety-four percent of adolescents ages 13 to 19 in an economically disadvantaged, largely minority population in San Francisco had measurable levels of a biomarker specific for exposure to tobacco smoke (NNAL). The study is published in Cancer Epidemiol
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Feb 23, 2018 16:29
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[North Carolina] Duke study sheds light on smoking ban's effect on pregnant women

"What we found was that rates of second-hand smoke exposure was lower -- significantly lower -- following the ban as compared to before the ban," Schechter said. Researchers also identified clear racial and socioeconomic disparities. "African-American
WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC)
added Feb 23, 2018 01:45
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Comparison of Urine 4-(Methylnitrosamino)-1-(3)Pyridyl-1-Butanol and Cotinine for Assessment of Active and Passive Smoke Exposure in Urban Adolescents

Conclusions: Urine NNAL screening finds a large majority (94%) of urban adolescents are exposed to tobacco. African Americans are exposed to higher levels of SHS than other ethnic/racial groups.
Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
added Feb 23, 2018 16:28
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Smoking rates remain alarming for several groups, American Cancer Society reports

report says several vulnerable subpopulations continue to smoke at high rates. The populations include those in lower education and/or socioeconomic groups; from certain racial or ethnic groups; in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community; w
Buffalo (NY) News
added Feb 21, 2018 20:08
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Sierra Leone to accelerate anti-tobacco control measures

Sierra Leone is set to accelerate its anti-tobacco control efforts with the help of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and partners, an official said on Wednesday.Dr. Alie Wurie, Director of Non communicable Diseases, said the Health Ministry was poised
Journalducameroun.com (cm)
added Feb 16, 2018 17:23
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Sierra Leone News: 640,000 smokers on the high side

There are an estimated 640,000 tobacco users in Sierra Leone and smoking prevalence is increasing – particularly among men and youth...calling for accelerated action to reduce tobacco consumption in Sierra Leone. The call was made at a major national mee
Awoko Newspaper (sl)
added Feb 16, 2018 17:26
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VIDEO: Indiana Medicaid work requirements fuel worries for the poor

led by Seema Verma, who... once worked for Governor Pence in Indiana, where she tested out her conservative policies... Now she’s taking her vision even further, by ... making smokers pay more for public insurance
PBS
added Feb 14, 2018 10:22
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A Proactive Smoking Cessation Intervention for Socioeconomically Disadvantaged Smokers: The Role of Smoking-Related Stigma [FREE FULL TEXT]

interventions which utilize proactive outreach to stimulate interest in quitting and offer facilitated access to free cessation treatments are an effective treatment approach for these hard-to-reach smokers. These strategies may be particularly effective
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Feb 11, 2018 00:08
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q&a: how big tobacco preys on low-income communities

nearly 20 million viewers of the 2018 GRAMMY Awards watched Dr. Jennifer Pearson explain how the tobacco industry continues to sell products that kill 1,300 Americans every day: by targeting lower-income communities and enhancing the addictiveness of cig
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Feb 8, 2018 21:07
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