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Why Some People Aren't Celebrating This Smoking Ban

“We are extremely concerned that this rule will create additional homelessness,” John Lozier, executive director of the National Health Care for the Homeless Council told The Hill in August. “Our primary concern about this policy is the fate of those wh
added Dec 2, 2016 22:19
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Federal Government Criminalizes Smoking in Public Housing Developments. What Impact Will It Have on Black, Latino Residents?

The HUD’s Resident Characteristics Report showed a large majority, 45 percent to be exact, of public housing households were headed by African-Americans; 25 percent were headed by Latinos. The federal agency pointed out many people who reside in public h
Atlanta (GA) Black Star
added Dec 2, 2016 22:02
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[Wisconsin] One Way to Lower the Smoking Rate in the African American Community; Stop Youth From Smoking Now

The concern is that the African American smoking rate in Wisconsin is at 32 percent, which is above the national norm of 17.5 percent and even significantly above the state rate of 19 percent. “We want to look at what we can do. One thing is stop young
Milwaukee (WI) Courier
added Nov 29, 2016 16:48

ELLIS: Menthol cigarettes, the Grim Reaper among Blacks

Buried in these horrible statistics is a glaring fact: The use of menthol cigarettes is on the rise in the United States, bucking the downward trend in overall cigarette smoking. Making matters worse is the disproportionate rate that Blacks smoke mentho
Philadelphia (PA) Tribune
added Nov 22, 2016 00:48

Study compares reach of quitlines to number of tobacco users for different racial/ethnic groups

appear to be reaching minority populations that typically underutilize cessation treatments and have high smoking prevalence, particularly African Americans and American Indians/Alaska Natives. This study, publishing today in the journal Nicotine & Tobacc
added Nov 19, 2016 18:44

Smoking may block some of the benefits of kidney disease medications

Nonsmokers and smokers who successfully quit had slower worsening of their kidney function than those who were unsuccessful at quitting. In addition, continued smoking prevented the typical decrease in protein excretion in the urine that is indicative of
Medical Xpress (
added Nov 18, 2016 14:57

[California] City Launches 3-Year Anti-Tobacco, Anti-Menthol Awareness Campaign Aimed at African American and Latino Communities

officials said they will launch a three-year anti-tobacco and anti-menthol products public awareness campaign on Wednesday that will feature “very eye-catching billboard-style displays,” educational materials and social media outreach aimed at reducing to
Pasadena (CA) Now
added Nov 16, 2016 20:14

New study shows racial/ethnic variations in quitline reach among US smokers

Quitlines, hotlines that provide free cessation services for smokers, appear to be reaching minority populations that typically underutilize cessation treatments and have high smoking prevalence, particularly African Americans and American Indians/Alaska
Science Magazine
added Nov 16, 2016 17:33

Race/Ethnic Variations in Quitline Use Among US Adult Tobacco Users in 45 States, 2011–2013

Quitlines appear to be reaching minority populations; however, overall reach remains low and variations in quitline reach exist by race/ethnicity. Opportunities exist to increase the utilization of quitlines and other effective cessation treatments among
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Nov 16, 2016 17:31

q&a: helping college campuses go tobacco-free

Truth Initiative is helping Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and community colleges advocate for, adopt and implement 100 percent smoke- or tobacco-free policies. Since 2015, Truth Initiative has provided grants and expert assistance
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Nov 15, 2016 17:12
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