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Higher cigarette taxes linked to fewer infant deaths

Higher taxes and prices for cigarettes are strongly associated with lower infant mortality rates in the United States, according to a new study from Vanderbilt University and the University of Michigan released Dec. 1 in the journal Pediatrics.
Medical Xpress (
added Dec 1, 2015 12:01

[Asia, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan] The Heart Disease Conundrum

SOUTH ASIANS today account for more than half of the world’s cardiac patients...Known as the Framingham Heart Study, it is perhaps the most influential investigation in the history of modern medicine... The initial outlay was modest: about $94,000, mostly
New York Times
added Nov 29, 2015 05:13

Big Tobacco’s big race play: Philip Morris, the NAACP and the future of menthol cigarettes

But Lorillard made a striking exception for one set of Democrats: African Americans. It gave campaign cash to half of all black members of Congress, as opposed to just one in 38 non-black Democrats, according to an analysis by FairWarning of records from
Salon Magazine
added Nov 27, 2015 23:50

University of Kentucky to cover controversial campus mural

Nine years after his predecessor rejected calls to remove a controversial Great Depression-era campus mural that featured black workers toiling in a tobacco field, University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto has decided to cover the painting until a mo
AP - Associated Press
added Nov 26, 2015 18:37

[Mississippi] Blackmons continue law legacy

Reynolds sent more executives to persuade him. Again, Ed said “no thanks” and politely told them he had to catch a plane...The executives arranged for Ed [Blackmon] to take the company’s private jet to New York while they talked business. He took the case
Jackson (MS) Clarion-Ledger
added Nov 23, 2015 22:16

‘Soda Politics’ and ‘Saving Gotham’

The book’s most interesting section recounts a multiyear campaign to bring down New York’s smoking rate through a series of antismoking TV ads. In 2006, the data-obsessed Frieden noted a sudden decline in the smoking rate among Hispanic men. It was thank
New York Times
added Nov 23, 2015 20:41

the troubling history of big tobacco’s cozy ties with black leaders racial identity

our take The tobacco industry uses menthol to appeal to youth and blacks. Banning menthol cigarettes will save young lives and it will save black lives. And that’s something we should all be able to get behind.
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Nov 18, 2015 16:43

LETTER: GLASSER: A Proposed Smoking Ban in Public Housing

will in its benevolence provide public housing for the poor and predominantly nonwhite, but residents will have to relinquish rights that every other citizen enjoys to remain eligible. Propose a similar law to apply to all residents of all apartment buil
New York Times
added Nov 18, 2015 00:25

U.S. Adult Smoking Rate Dips Below 15 Percent: CDC

Just last week, the CDC published 2014 figures showing that last year, 16.8 percent of adults smoked. But the new statistics -- which tracked smoking rates to June of this year -- show the number has tumbled even further.
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Nov 17, 2015 22:31

[Kentucky] How a Scott County tobacco farm allegedly mistreated workers from Mexico

According to a lawsuit filed by migrant workers, McKenzie Farms in Scott County illegally charged them thousands of dollars for their H-2A visas, housing and transportation; underpaid them by thousands more; provided shabby living quarters; and falsified
Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader
added Nov 17, 2015 17:10
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