Racialized Geography, Corporate Activity, and Health Disparities: Tobacco Industry Targeting of Inner Cities

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Yerger, Przewoznik and Malone discuss how the tobacco industry and its marketing strategies over the years has continued to advertise toward individuals living in low socioeconomic areas especially those with high rates of African Americans living in them. Yerger and her...

Eliminating Tobacco-Related Health Disparities: Directions for Future Research

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According to Fagan, King, Lawrence, Petrucci, Robinson, Banks, Marable, and Grana discuss what research needs to be conducted in the future to help address the gaps that exist due to tobacco related health disparities. They discuss the current research, gaps, and what...

What Ails Appalachia Ails The Nation:

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APPALACHIAN KENTUCKY’S POOR HEALTH Appalachian Kentucky is one of the unhealthiest regions in the nation, ranking poorly on numerous health measures. Some experts worry what’s happening there could be a harbinger of what is in store for the USA as a whole if...

CDC director explains what he hates about electronic cigarettes

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Of all the threats to Americans’ health — a list that includes bird flu, measles and West Nile virus — few get Dr. Tom Frieden as riled up as electronic cigarettes. As director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Frieden has a ready-made platform for...
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