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Study from UMDNJ and Penn State suggests economic factors drive smoking decline among black youth:

Posted Aug 25 2011 10:20pm
Study from UMDNJ and Penn State suggests economic factors drive smoking decline among black youth: NCI Cancer Center News
A new report in the American Journal of Public Health suggests that increasing cigarette prices combined with other social and economic factors appear to be behind the steep decline in smoking rates among African American youth that occurred between 1970s and the mid-1990s. The report argues that racial differences in parental attitudes, religious ties, negative health perceptions (and experiences), worsening poverty, increased food stamp use and price sensitivity were major factors contributing to the more rapid decrease and continuing lower rate of smoking among black youth than among other groups.

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