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[North Carolina] Reducing Disparities in Tobacco Retailer Density by Banning Tobacco Product Sales Near Schools

Our results confirmed socioeconomic and racial/ethnic disparities in tobacco retailer density, with more retailers found in areas with lower income and greater proportions of African American residents. A high proportion of retailers located in these are
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Aug 29, 2016 21:29

youth fellows gain support for a tobacco-free howard university

two Truth Initiative youth activism fellows gathered more than 300 signatures from Howard University students at an orientation event to raise awareness and build support for a campus tobacco-free policy.
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Aug 25, 2016 12:58

Letter to President Obama

Since 2009, we along with others in the national tobacco control community have implored the FDA to exercise its authority and place a ban on the sale of menthol cigarettes, just as it did for the other flavored cigarettes. Research confirms that a menth
African American Tobacco Control Leadership Council (AATCLC)
added Aug 25, 2016 05:10

[Wisconsin] Black Lives/Black Lungs Clears Smoke on Menthol

Lincoln Mondy and his Black Lives/Black Lungs initiative showcase the deliberate marketing strategies...While digging through documents Mondy stumbled upon the 2002 Phillip Gardiner study, “The African Americanization of menthol cigarette use in the Unite
Milwaukee (WI) Courier
added Aug 20, 2016 20:06
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[West Virginia] VIDEOS: W.Va. NAACP Conf. Features Black & White Justice Panel Discussion

A couple hundred people came out over the weekend for the banquet at Wheeling Jesuit University to hear a keynote address from author and attorney Sharon Eubanks - a civil litigation trial lawyer. Eubanks was lead counsel in the historic federal tobacco l
West Virginia Public Broadcasting
added Aug 15, 2016 18:59

[Finland, Nigeria] Genome-Wide Association of the Laboratory-Based Nicotine Metabolite Ratio in Three Ancestries [FREE FULL TEXT]

We replicate the top-ranking single nucleotide polymorphism from a recent GWAS of the NMR in Finnish smokers, identify a functional mechanism for this intronic variant from in silico analyses of RNA-seq data that is consistent with CYP2A6 expression measu
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Aug 10, 2016 18:41

Ability to quit smoking differs by race

In a study of nearly 3,000 smokers, researchers at the schools of public health at U-M and the University of Texas found that blacks and Latinos are more likely to quit successfully after 20 years than whites.The quit rate was about 20 percent and 50 per
Medical Xpress (
added Aug 9, 2016 20:49

[Illinois] Businessman acquitted in attack on longtime judge in Daley Plaza

Judge James Obbish appeared to blame Judge Arnette Hubbard for failing to move after David Nicosia complained about her smoking near him as they both stood in Daley Plaza in July 2014. The judge also questioned Hubbard's credibility after she presented
Chicago Tribune
added Aug 5, 2016 20:04

[Illinois] Man acquitted of hate crime and spitting, slapping black judge

A Cook County judge on Wednesday acquitted an Edgewater man...She should have moved when Nicosia told her that she was being rude for smoking so close to him while he was on a conference call on a nearby bench, the judge said. But Obbish also said he wa
Chicago Sun-Times
added Aug 5, 2016 20:03

[Michigan] RILEY: MSU Car Smoking Ban Increases Potential for Community-Police Tensions

routine traffic stops have become nerve-wracking events....The ordinance applies even to personal vehicles on public streets that pass through the university...Pulling over otherwise law-abiding drivers and fining them for engaging in a legal activity in
Michigan Capitol Confidential
added Aug 5, 2016 18:19
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