October 24, 2014

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  • Funding Quit-Smoking Programs
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    Funding Quit-Smoking Programs

    by Keng Lam

    For the past 15 years, advocacy groups have been tracking the paltry amounts states are spending on smoking prevention and cessation programs. But with billions in revenues flowing to states from the tobacco industry, where is the money going?

  • Chemicals in Preschools
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    Chemicals in Preschools

    by David Tuller, DrPH

    Studies have raised serious concerns about the negative impacts of flame retardant exposure on early childhood development. Recent research has found that kids at preschools and day care centers are routinely exposed to these chemicals.

  • Climate Change and Health
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    Climate Change and Health

    by John Swartzberg, M.D.

    Increasing levels of carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere—what we used to call global warming but now call climate change—are likely contributing to the extreme weather of recent years. And this affects our health.