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Cancer Society reports differences in cancer rates among Asian Americans

Chinese women are particularly susceptible to lung cancer. Their risk factors are unknown being that this group is less likely to smoke than other groups. The report suggests that causes of lung cancer could include secondhand smoke, genetic susceptibili
Patient Daily
added Dec 7, 2018 12:28
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Black and Hispanic Americans have a harder time quitting cigarettes. Will this study find a way to help?

Black and Hispanic Americans, especially those with low income and education levels... Given such obstacles, what could help these smokers quit? The federal Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute has awarded $11 million to a team of researchers, le
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Dec 7, 2018 18:47
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Legislative Black Caucus will push to raise the age for buying tobacco to 21 in Maryland

Concerned about the long-lasting toll smoking has taken on the African American community, the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland is leading an effort to impose restrictions on access to tobacco products. The caucus is pushing for Maryland to join a g
Washington Post
added Dec 3, 2018 15:27
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Maryland mulls raising age to legally buy tobacco

“I think it is a bill that is long overdue,” said Del. Dereck Davis, D-Prince George’s, chairman of the House Economic Matters Committee and the bill’s lead sponsor. “There is no good reason for it to remain at 18.” The decision for the caucus to includ
Utica (NY) Observer-Dispatch
added Dec 3, 2018 16:12
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[North Carolina] Duke removes Confederate veteran’s name from building

its Board of Trustees on Saturday voted to approve removing Julian Carr’s name from a building where the history department is located. Carr was a Confederate veteran and tobacco magnate...He once bragged during a 1913 speech about whipping a black woman
AP - Associated Press
added Dec 2, 2018 16:09
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On 20th Anniversary of State Tobacco Settlement (the MSA), It’s Time for Bold Action to Finish the Fight Against Tobacco

The 20th anniversary of the tobacco settlement is an opportunity to review our progress and remaining challenges...policymakers at all levels must fully implement the proven strategies that have driven our progress and ensure they reach all Americans. The
Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK)
added Nov 27, 2018 02:45
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[Florida] International students question tobacco-free policy following email reminder

An email was sent out by the Office of International Services on Nov. 13 as a reminder reinforcing the policy to all international students... “USF is a smoke-free, tobacco-free, and vapor-free campus,” Taylor wrote in the email. “Students who are caught
The Oracle (University of South Florida)
added Nov 26, 2018 05:08
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Impact of the SRNT Health Disparities Network’s Scholarship on Professional Development of Its Recipients

Following receipt of the SRNT travel scholarship, a diverse group of scientists demonstrated scholarly productivity, professional development, and advancement of health disparities research. Similar efforts are encouraged in other professional societies.
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Nov 24, 2018 23:10
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[New York] CARTER: E-cigarettes and vaping taking the nation by storm

“I vape in between the time I smoke marijuana,” One high school student admitted. “Sometimes I use it as a substitute for weed honestly...Thousands of ads flood Facebook, Instagram and Amazon without enforcing any age restrictions. Thousands of videos of
New York Amsterdam News
added Nov 23, 2018 19:55
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Black communities suffer without a ban on menthol cigarettes

the NAACP adopted a unanimous resolution at our 2016 National Convention supporting state and local policy efforts to restrict the sale of menthol cigarettes and other flavored tobacco products, as well as advocating for the FDA’s careful oversight and r
The Hill
added Dec 3, 2018 20:40
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