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ATLANTA – On September 12, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order to include e-cigarette prevention within all tobacco prevention and cessation programming and materials in the state. The order also expands current school-based programs and marketing campaigns to include e-cigarettes and...

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Women and girls deserve the knowledge and power they need to live their best lives—and we’re not going back and forth with you on this one.  But when it comes to HIV, it turns out that many women still don’t have the information they need to make healthy decisions. One out of seven people living with H...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has launched a high-profile campaign against flavored e-cigarettes that are all the rage in suburban, often white, schools. In December, the surgeon general issued an advisory with tips for parents and teachers to combat what the government has termed an epidemic o...

A national epidemic like HIV should make you look up and pay attention. Unfortunately, many people are looking everywhere except where they should. They are looking with judgment at others, they are looking with pity at statistics, and they are even looking with paranoia over their shoulders. But one o...

DURHAM, NC – After a decades-long fight to eliminate mentholated tobacco products from the marketplace, advocates for a menthol ban may finally see forward motion. Several news outlets have reported that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will soon release a notice of proposed rulemaking to ban the...

We couldn't be happier that San Francisco has officially voted in favor of Proposition E that maintains a clear and certain ban on all flavored tobacco -- including menthol. When the FDA didn't act to accomplish this nationally in 2009, we knew cities would have to work one by one to get the job done....

A good queen sets a positive example for her loyal subjects, and Queen Bey—queen of all queens—is no exception. She has always been a day-one fighter – fighting for her family, fighting for friendships and fighting for feminism. But we’ve taken note on the ways she fights for good health, including pre...

No cinematic show of Black excellence has made us more proud than the opening weekend of the Black Panther. Not only did this blockbuster inspire an appetite for Afrofuturism, but the melanin-affirming celebration of Blackness reminding us again that our [real] African lineage is oh, so beautiful. The...

A new study from researchers at King’s College London found that youth between the ages of 11 and 23 were 80 percent more likely to report smoking as a teen if they had experienced racism.

“A lot of research that’s been done focuses on interpersonal experiences [of racism], but by focusin...

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