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[Florida] Twin sisters make cigars to celebrate different shades of the Afro-Cuban diaspora

In the male-dominated cigar industry, twin sisters have set out to blaze a trail for their business, Tres Lindas Cubanas Cigars, while at the same time celebrating the vast shades of women in the African diaspora. For sisters Yvonne and Yvette Rodriguez
Miami (FL) Herald
added Dec 23, 2016 00:33

[Florida] Attorneys Debate Philip Morris' Potential Link to Cuban Immigrant's Lung Cancer, as Trial Opens

Attorneys Monday battled over whether choice or addiction drove a Cuban immigrant to smoke as many as 4 packs of cigarettes a day for 45 years, as trial over his lung cancer opened against the country's biggest cigarette maker. Chacon v. Philip Morris, 08
Courtroom View Network (CVN)
added Sep 14, 2016 02:00

[Asia] Coalition opposed to plain packaging has many ties to tobacco industry

An "international coalition" consisting of 47 organizations ... signed a letter and sent to World Health Organization...individual members of the anti-plain packaging coalition have also received tobacco industry funding. Other signatories count tobacco c
Asian Tribune
added Jun 17, 2016 02:41

Sickest states do little to snuff out smoking

States hit hardest by the ravages of tobacco are often the least aggressive at hitting back, a USA TODAY analysis...a deadly culture of smoking lingers, which officials say is fueled relentlessly by tobacco companies targeting...Kentucky, Tennessee, Miss
USA Today
added Nov 9, 2015 21:48

Cigarette, Cigar, and Marijuana Use Among High School Students — United States, 1997–2013

public health advances in adolescent health resulting from lower cigarette and cigar use might be attenuated by increases in marijuana use, which vary by racial/ethnic subgroup. Tobacco prevention and control strategies, including increasing tobacco produ
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
added Oct 15, 2015 19:51

[Africa, Korea - South] KT&G to change 'racist' cigarette packaging

KT&G, the country’s largest tobacco company, will change the package of its ''This Africa’’ cigarette, which has been accused of being racist for portraying chimpanzees (previously misidentified as monkeys by media outlets) roasting tobacco leaves. The c
Korea Times (kr)
added Oct 31, 2013 15:42

[New York] Report: More tobacco retailers in low-income neighborhoods

A state study released Monday shows that tobacco retailers are more prevalent in neighborhoods with higher proportions of minority and low-income New Yorkers. The report from the state Department of Health examined the relationship between demographics
New York Journal News
added Apr 23, 2013 13:10

[UK] Research influences tobacco guidelines

THE WORK of a local researcher has contributed towards new health guidelines on smokeless tobacco and oral cancer. Professor David Moles, of the Oral Health Services Research department at the Plymouth University Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, publi
This is Devon (Western Morning News) (uk)
added Oct 29, 2012 14:21

Barbara Bush Dies From COPD, A Disease That Kills Blacks And Women At High Rates

Barbara Bush‘s death Tuesday has put the national spotlight on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, a group of lung conditions including asthma, emphysema and chronic bronchitis commonly caused by tobacco smoking.
added Apr 19, 2018 03:34

[Canada, USA] MORIAL / WIMMER: Tackling smoking in the black community — a step toward eliminating health disparities

[FDA] has found that African-Americans who use menthol cigarettes have less success quitting... Our two organization, the American Lung Association and the National Urban League are working to change that. We have formed a unique partnership to combat s
The Hill
added Apr 5, 2018 19:10
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