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[Connecticut] Brackeen Questions Outdoor Smoking Ban

In a letter to colleagues, Brackeen wrote that he generally supports the ban but he has concerns, namely the disproportionate effect of fines on people of color and the "aggressiveness" of imposing community service on those who violate the ordinance as
New Haven (CT) Independent
added May 4, 2015 17:27
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[Illinois] Bill Regulating In-car Smoking Fails

Tim Bivins (R-Dixon), a former sheriff, mused, “We are offering to decriminalize marijuana, but at the same time, we are criminalizing tobacco.” Senate Bill 729 failed to pass the Senate, 8-32-3.
KMOX NewsRadio 1120 CBS (St. Louis, MO)
added May 4, 2015 14:30
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[Connecticut] Secondhand smoke exposure remains high among kids, adults in poverty

exposure remains especially high for children ages 3 to 11, African-Americans and those who live in poverty or rental housing, according to a recent report. Jessica Hollenbach, the director of asthma programs at the Connecticut Children's Medical Center,
Danbury (CT) News-Times
added Apr 27, 2015 09:03
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Smoking and genetics can increase women's likelihood of giving birth to twins

African American mothers who smoke and have a genetic profile that includes a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) of the TP53 gene have an increased likelihood of having twins, concluded a team of researchers from the University of South Florida (USF) a
News-Medical.net
added Apr 24, 2015 14:34
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FORMER U.S. SURGEON GENERAL LEADS TOBACCO-FREE HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES INITIATIVE

Legacy and eight national partners launched the Tobacco-Free HBCU Campus Initiative to encourage Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) throughout the United States to become tobacco-free. Led by former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjam
American Legacy Foundation
added Apr 22, 2015 18:42
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New research finds smoking and mother's genetics combine to increase likelihood of twins

African American mothers who smoke and have a genetic profile that includes a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) of the TP53 gene have an increased likelihood of having twins, concluded a team of researchers from the University of South Florida (USF) a
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Apr 18, 2015 15:30
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[Hawaii] Biomarkers of Tobacco Smoke Exposure in Racial/Ethnic Groups at High Risk for Lung Cancer

Racial/ethnic groups with higher rates of lung cancer had slower nicotine metabolism than Whites. The complex relationship between lung cancer risk and nicotine metabolism among racial/ethnic groups needs further clarification.
American Journal of Public Health
added Apr 17, 2015 12:11
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[Virginia] Funeral for a former slave takes center stage at Appomattox

A Civil War cannonball that ripped through Hannah Reynolds' master's cabin made her a footnote of misfortune, the lone civilian death at the Battle of Appomattox Court House. She died a slave at 60, hours before the war to end slavery unofficially came to
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Apr 10, 2015 14:20
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Secondhand smoke still on the rise

Statistics from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey show that reduced exposure to SHS have been slower and exposure remains higher among children, African-Americans, those living in poverty and those living in rental housing.
U-T San Diego [San Diego Union Tribune]
added Apr 9, 2015 00:01
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[New York] The Radical Vision of Toni Morrison

The last afternoon I spent with Toni Morrison was at her loft in TriBeCa....Morrison sat smoking with one of her closest friends....I bummed a cigarette, and the three of us sat over coffee, our smoke spinning in the air, up toward the view of Lower Manh
New York Times
added Apr 8, 2015 10:42
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