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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.
NewsOne.com
added Apr 19, 2018 03:34
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Smoking raises Asians’ chances of getting diabetes

Asian American active smokers increase their susceptibility to diabetes by 30-40% compared with nonsmokers, according to major medical societies, the U.S. Surgeon General, and recent studies....One way to reduce diabetes risk is to quit smoking. The Asian
Philippine Daily Inquirer (ph)
added Apr 18, 2018 13:16
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Cigarette Smoking and Incident Heart Failure: Insights From the Jackson Heart Study

Conclusions—In blacks, cigarette smoking is an important risk factor for LV hypertrophy, systolic dysfunction, and incident HF hospitalization even after adjusting for effects on coronary heart disease.
Circulation
added Apr 17, 2018 16:43
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Cigarette smoking raises heart failure risk in African Americans

Cigarette smoking is clearly associated with coronary artery disease, but its relationship with heart failure is not as well known, especially among African Americans, Hall’s team writes in the journal Circulation. Blacks in the U.S. have double the inc
Reuters
added Apr 16, 2018 21:14
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Smoking Puts Blacks at Higher Risk for Heart Failure

Smoking may significantly increase black Americans' risk of heart failure, a new study warns. The study included 4,129 black participants... During the study period, there were 147 hospitalizations for heart failure.
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Apr 16, 2018 19:03
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Menthol Cigarette use in Young Adult Smokers with Severe Mental Illnesses

The high prevalence of menthol flavored cigarette use in this study group is consistent with previous reports of high rates of menthol use among young adults, Blacks, and middle-aged SMI smokers. This study supports existing evidence that policies to res
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Apr 13, 2018 17:25
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[California] San Franciscans Rally in Opposition to Tobacco Products Ban

No on Prop E – Stop the Prohibition Proposition – today kicked off a two-month push to inform voters about the troubling paternalistic approach...opponents of the ban on menthol cigarettes, hookah tobacco, virtually all vaping products, and many other tob
PR Newswire
added Apr 6, 2018 16:07
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[Florida] AUDIO: Initiative To Address Health Disparities Among Smokers

The 2018 observance marks the tenth anniversary of the Florida Department of Health’s Tobacco Free Florida Week. This year the campaign is focused on curbing smoking in certain populations and features the launch of a new initiative called Achieving Hea
WUWF (Pensacola, FL)
added Apr 5, 2018 19:27
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[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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How picking tobacco in Connecticut influenced King's life

King himself once worked as a manual laborer, earning his first wages in the tobacco fields of Connecticut. He later recalled that his time in the state helped form his view...experienced for the first time life outside of the segregated South. In his le
San Francisco (CA) Chronicle
added Apr 4, 2018 20:32
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