Tobacco, Fast Food & Schools

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Heather D’Angelo, PhD and her colleagues from the Gillings School of Public Health, the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, recently connected the dots between tobacco outlets (TO), fast food restaurants (FFR), and their proximity to schools in their recently-published...

Change is in the Air: Making Public Housing Smoke-Free

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Since 2009, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has been advocating for a smoke-free policy in all of its public housing facilities. In November 2015, HUD issued a proposed rule which would prohibit lit tobacco products (cigarettes, cigars, and pipes) in...

Coalitions Work and Social Change Happens

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a state’s tobacco control program cannot be considered truly comprehensive unless coalitions within individual communities are created to actively advocate for policy change. Coalitions improve the efforts of a...

Disparities in Colorectal Cancer Screening

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Among cancers that affect both men and women, colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Fortunately, there is an effective means of prevention, through one of several relatively simple CRC screening tests. Although CRC screening...