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[California] African American Leaders Stand Up to Big Tobacco; Urge for Yes on Prop 56

Key political, health and education leaders from Los Angeles’ African American communities united on Friday and joined a robust statewide coalition in support of the initiative to reduce tobacco’s deadly toll...“Our communities are being targeted” said A
Yes on
added Sep 23, 2016 20:02

[Massachusetts] Smoking causes lung damage and needless death

Tufts Medical Center’s Asian Health Initiative, which seeks to address health disparities and improve the health of the Asian community, will fund community programs addressing smoking, lung cancer and related health risks from 2017 to 2019. A request f
Sampan Newspaper
added Sep 23, 2016 16:15

Ever-Use and Curiosity About Cigarettes, Cigars, Smokeless Tobacco, and Electronic Cigarettes Among US Middle and High School Students, 2012–2014

levels of ever-use and curiosity about e-cigarettes — assessed for the first time in 2014 — approached the levels observed for traditional cigarettes and cigars. These findings underscore the importance of addressing the factors driving curiosity about to
Preventing Chronic Disease (National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC)
added Sep 22, 2016 17:40

experts gather to discuss critical public health issues: menthol and flavored tobacco

truth Initiative joined experts, practitioners and policymakers at the 2016 Public Health Law Conference to support the urgent need to solve one of today’s most critical public health issues: menthol and other flavored tobacco. “The science shows that m
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Sep 21, 2016 02:47

[Asia, Turkey] On Istiklal, Istanbul’s Champs-Élysées, Symbols of a City’s Malaise

Nowadays, with so many Syrian refugees in the city, and Arab tourists seeming to outnumber Europeans, Arabic signs have gone up at cafes and shops off Istiklal, and narghile cafes — where patrons smoke flavored tobacco out of water pipes — have prolifera
New York Times
added Sep 21, 2016 01:24

The Association of Menthol Cigarette Use With Quit Attempts, Successful Cessation, and Intention to Quit Across Racial/Ethnic Groups in the United States

African American menthol smokers were more likely to attempt to quit smoking than non-menthol smokers but these quit attempts did not translate into successful cessation. This study revealed no association of menthol use with quit attempts, successful ces
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Sep 19, 2016 19:56

[California] SF API Leaders Urge Voters to Approve Prop 56 to Protect Children and Save Lives

Supervisor Eric Mar and other Asian Pacific Islander (API) community leaders and children’s advocates on Thursday urged voters to approve Proposition 56, the life-saving tobacco tax initiative that will protect children from deadly addiction. Tobacco is t
Yes on
added Sep 18, 2016 13:45

Camel Smoker John Boehner's New Job: Tobacco Lobbyist

comes just days after an African American health group made a public appeal to President Obama to move on a long-stalled ban on menthol cigarettes, charging that tobacco companies have effectively targeted black youth and communities with menthol-flavore
MedPage Today
added Sep 16, 2016 16:35

Black health experts urge Obama to reignite fight against menthol cigarettes which are killing African American community

African American Tobacco Control Leadership Council is calling on the president to take a stand and put pressure on the FDA. 'Over 80 per cent of Black smokers use mentholated tobacco products, which is due to decades of geographically racialized targeti
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Sep 16, 2016 16:19

truth initiative ceo calls for fda to ban menthol

truth Initiative® CEO and President Robin Koval called on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to ban menthol cigarettes at a Tuesday press conference. “It’s a national tragedy when you consider the overwhelming evidence against menthol, combined wit
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Sep 15, 2016 17:13
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