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Tobacco use more prevalent among African-American adolescents living in public housing communities


July 10, 2012 in Addiction

Today, nearly 4,000 adolescents in the United States will smoke their first cigarette, and about a fourth of those youth will become daily smokers, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reports. A recent study by a University of Missouri researcher found that African-American youths who live in public housing communities are 2.3 times more likely to use tobacco than other African-American youths. http://medicalxpress.com/news/2012-07-tobacco-prevalent-african-american-adolescents-housing.html