ICYMI: August 12, 2016

August 12, 2016

by Maggie Klee

Feature Story

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Smoking rates are dropping for racial and ethnic groups — except one

FRIDAY, August 5, 2016 (The Washington Post) — Cigarette smoking among U.S. adults continues to slide among almost all racial and ethnic groups, but big disparities remain, according to a new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Among whites and blacks, a quarter still light up. By contrast, barely one in 10 Asians uses cigarettes, while nearly four in 10 Native Americans and Alaska Natives do so.

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