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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

Smoking Deaths Disproportionately Affect Poor and Black Americans

We found that about 660,000 people were diagnosed with and 343,000 people died each year from these cancers. Rates were higher among men, black men and women, and people in counties with low education or high poverty. Rates ranged by state from a low of
added Nov 14, 2016 22:52

Heavy Smoking May Boost Blacks' Diabetes Risk

, "high intensity" smokers -- who smoked a pack or more a day -- had a 62 percent greater risk of developing diabetes, White's team found. The study couldn't prove that smoking caused the diabetes, but it did point to an association. One diabetes expert
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Nov 14, 2016 00:09

[New York] How Tiffany Warren, an Executive at Omnicom Group, Spends Her Sundays Sunday Routine

I try to head to Blew Smoke, in Brooklyn. It’s really chill and cool and sexy — it’s men and women at a cigar club, and they’ll either watch a movie or football. I smoke flavored cigars, like a vanilla one. Mostly I just like being in the environment — t
New York Times
added Nov 12, 2016 02:17

Vital Signs: Disparities in Tobacco-Related Cancer Incidence and Mortality — United States, 2004–2013

• Tobacco use causes at least 12 types of cancer. • Thirty percent of cancer deaths are caused by cigarette smoking. • Tobacco-related cancer incidence rates decreased significantly in 44 states. • Disparities in tobacco-related cancer persist among c
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR)
added Nov 10, 2016 21:33

Income Inequality and U.S. 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 Nov 5, 2016 22:06
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