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‘Soda Politics’ and ‘Saving Gotham’

The book’s most interesting section recounts a multiyear campaign to bring down New York’s smoking rate through a series of antismoking TV ads. In 2006, the data-obsessed Frieden noted a sudden decline in the smoking rate among Hispanic men. It was thank
New York Times
added Nov 23, 2015 20:41

the troubling history of big tobacco’s cozy ties with black leaders racial identity

our take The tobacco industry uses menthol to appeal to youth and blacks. Banning menthol cigarettes will save young lives and it will save black lives. And that’s something we should all be able to get behind.
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Nov 18, 2015 16:43

LETTER: GLASSER: A Proposed Smoking Ban in Public Housing

will in its benevolence provide public housing for the poor and predominantly nonwhite, but residents will have to relinquish rights that every other citizen enjoys to remain eligible. Propose a similar law to apply to all residents of all apartment buil
New York Times
added Nov 18, 2015 00:25

U.S. Adult Smoking Rate Dips Below 15 Percent: CDC

Just last week, the CDC published 2014 figures showing that last year, 16.8 percent of adults smoked. But the new statistics -- which tracked smoking rates to June of this year -- show the number has tumbled even further.
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Nov 17, 2015 22:31

[Kentucky] How a Scott County tobacco farm allegedly mistreated workers from Mexico

According to a lawsuit filed by migrant workers, McKenzie Farms in Scott County illegally charged them thousands of dollars for their H-2A visas, housing and transportation; underpaid them by thousands more; provided shabby living quarters; and falsified
Lexington (KY) Herald-Leader
added Nov 17, 2015 17:10

Racial Politics Flavor Debate Over Banning Menthol Cigarettes

Lorillard made a striking exception for one set of Democrats: African Americans. It gave campaign cash to half of all black members of Congress...Banning menthol would be politically difficult...African American politicians and organizations have been lar
added Nov 17, 2015 17:03

Tobacco use fueled by e-cigs, hookah remains high among US Hispanics/Latinos

Tobacco use remains a serious problem among Hispanic/Latino adults, with increasing use and acceptance of e-cigarettes and hookah among younger tobacco users living in the United States, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association's
Medical Xpress (
added Nov 11, 2015 00:41

Sickest states do little to snuff out smoking

States hit hardest by the ravages of tobacco are often the least aggressive at hitting back, a USA TODAY analysis...a deadly culture of smoking lingers, which officials say is fueled relentlessly by tobacco companies targeting...Kentucky, Tennessee, Miss
USA Today
added Nov 9, 2015 21:48

[Connecticut] Yale to go tobacco-free

President Peter Salovey sent an email to the Yale community announcing that the University would become tobacco-free. Students widely criticized the timing of the email announcement, as the administration had at that point remained silent about two contro
Yale Daily News
added Nov 9, 2015 21:11

California Smokers Helpline Now Offers Online Quit Smoking Help In Spanish

California's only free, statewide telephone counseling service for quitting smoking, has launched a special section on its website with information in Spanish for tobacco users and family members. Tobacco users can also enroll online for free telephone co
PR Newswire
added Nov 4, 2015 22:48
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