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[California] Almost all adolescents in an economically disadvantaged urban population exposed to tobacco smoke

Ninety-four percent of adolescents ages 13 to 19 in an economically disadvantaged, largely minority population in San Francisco had measurable levels of a biomarker specific for exposure to tobacco smoke (NNAL).
ScienceDaily
added Feb 24, 2018 00:05
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[Massachusetts] Seven organizations work on smoking cessation

The Asian Health Initiative of Tufts Medical Center met Feb. 9 at the downtown hospital. It awarded three-year grants to seven neighborhood organizations who serve the Chinatown community, with each organization reporting on the first year of their effor
Sampan Newspaper
added Feb 23, 2018 16:50
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Almost all adolescents in an economically disadvantaged urban population exposed to tobacco smoke

Ninety-four percent of adolescents ages 13 to 19 in an economically disadvantaged, largely minority population in San Francisco had measurable levels of a biomarker specific for exposure to tobacco smoke (NNAL). The study is published in Cancer Epidemiol
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Feb 23, 2018 16:29
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[Maryland] U.S. Surgeon General talks tobacco and cigarette smoking in Baltimore

Surgeon General Dr. Jerome M. Adams gave the keynote speech Thursday to members of The Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco... He grew up working on his grandfather’s tobacco farm in St. Mary’s County...But his grandfather was also a life-long smo
Baltimore (MD) Sun
added Feb 23, 2018 16:26
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Tobacco use prevalence and smoking cessation pharmacotherapy prescription patterns among hospitalized patients by medical specialty

Among hospitalized tobacco users, safe and cost-effective pharmacotherapies are under-prescribed. We identified substantial variation in prescribing practices across different medical specialties and demographic groups, suggesting the need for an electron
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Feb 25, 2018 18:52
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[North Carolina] Duke study sheds light on smoking ban's effect on pregnant women

"What we found was that rates of second-hand smoke exposure was lower -- significantly lower -- following the ban as compared to before the ban," Schechter said. Researchers also identified clear racial and socioeconomic disparities. "African-American
WRAL-TV (Raleigh, NC)
added Feb 23, 2018 01:45
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how state public health agencies can reduce menthol cigarette use

Truth Initiative Schroeder Institute® researchers Shyanika Rose and Jessica Rath joined Delmonte Jefferson, executive director of the National African American Tobacco Prevention Network, to discuss these points in a blog post for the Association of Stat
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Feb 21, 2018 23:29
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Comparison of Urine 4-(Methylnitrosamino)-1-(3)Pyridyl-1-Butanol and Cotinine for Assessment of Active and Passive Smoke Exposure in Urban Adolescents

Conclusions: Urine NNAL screening finds a large majority (94%) of urban adolescents are exposed to tobacco. African Americans are exposed to higher levels of SHS than other ethnic/racial groups.
Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
added Feb 23, 2018 16:28
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Smoking rates remain alarming for several groups, American Cancer Society reports

report says several vulnerable subpopulations continue to smoke at high rates. The populations include those in lower education and/or socioeconomic groups; from certain racial or ethnic groups; in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community; w
Buffalo (NY) News
added Feb 21, 2018 20:08
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[New York] Little Italy Is Very Little, and Not Very Italian

On Saturday morning, the old heart of the neighborhood took another hit when a fire broke out at Angelo’s of Mulberry St., said to be the oldest Italian restaurant in the area. Damage from the blaze — caused by “accidental, careless discard of smoking ma
New York Times
added Feb 20, 2018 20:56
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