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Battling Menthol Restrictions, R.J. Reynolds Reaches Out to Sharpton, Other Black Leaders

hot button issue of police harassment...quietly enlisted black groups and leaders, including civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton and ex-Florida Congressman Kendrick B. Meek, to hold meetings at prominent black churches on the theme of “Decriminalizing
FairWarning
added Feb 10, 2017 16:01
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tobacco is a social justice issue: racial and ethnic minorities

Tobacco companies have strategically marketed tobacco products to appeal to racial and ethnic communities for decades. The most striking example is menthol cigarettes. These cigarettes, which are easier to smoke and harder to quit, have long been market
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Feb 3, 2017 21:18
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tobacco is a social justice issue: smoking and low-income communities

Tobacco use disproportionately affects many marginalized populations—including people in low-income communities, racial and ethnic minorities, LGBT individuals and those with mental illness—who have a long and documented history of being targeted by the t
Truth Initiative (American Legacy Foundation)
added Feb 2, 2017 16:03
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Tobacco Companies Target People Struggling With Mental Health

The tobacco industry has historically marketed cigarettes specifically to the seriously mentally ill — and has developed relationships with homeless shelters and advocacy groups to gain positive media coverage and political support — individuals struggli
Teen Vogue
added Jan 30, 2017 15:28
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[North Carolina] Northwest Almanac: Moranda Smith worked to educate and unionize workers at Reynolds, other Southern tobacco plants in ‘40s

When Klan members heard of her visit to Florida, they tried to force a black worker into divulging her whereabouts. They beat him and threatened him, but he stayed silent. Smith heard of the attack and was furious. Her friends said she walked down the m
Winston-Salem (NC) Journal
added Jan 23, 2017 19:07
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[Virginia] Sentencing delayed for man guilty in cigarette trafficking

A 30-year-old Palestinian who helped illegally traffic at least $9.5 million in cigarettes from Virginia to other states almost avoided any jail time Thursday. Issa Qatrawi, pleaded guilty in federal court in September to a charge of conspiracy to traff
Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch
added Jan 13, 2017 22:36
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[Asia, Massachusetts] Tufts MC grants target tobacco use in Chinatown

Tufts Medical Center announced on Jan. 9 seven Boston programs will share more than $300,000 in grants to educate the city’s Asian community about a deadly drug: tobacco. “Nationwide, we are starting to see a decline in cigarette smoking in many ethnic
Sampan Newspaper
added Jan 13, 2017 16:39
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Income Inequality and US Children’s Secondhand Smoke Exposure: Distinct Associations by Race–Ethnicity

We have found evidence of differential associations between SHS exposure and income inequality by race and ethnicity. Further examination of environments which engender SHS exposure among children across various racial/ethnic subgroups can foster a better
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Jan 8, 2017 14:32
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Cancer deaths dropped 25% in two decades: Data reveal astonishing drop in fatalities - thanks to fewer smokers and closing the racial gap

There were 2.1million fewer cancer deaths than expected between 1991 and 2014 Experts hail the drop in smoking rates as well as early detection of disease There were also fewer deaths among minorities thanks to more widespread Affordable Care Act coverag
The Daily Mail and Mail on Sunday (uk)
added Jan 6, 2017 00:36
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[Asia] PEIRIS: Cigarettes sale ban within army premises effective from 1st January 2017

In this small country, there are some people who are making a big show off - pretending that they are the heroes of preventing cigarette ...it was Dr. Danushka Dissanayake, attached to the Sri Lanka Army, who initiated his efforts to lay the foundation st
Asian Tribune
added Jan 2, 2017 00:15
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