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  • This Week Is Red Ribbon Week!
  • Not all of The” Cool Kids” Are Doing It
  • Smoking and Black Youth
  • Illegal Drugs and Black Teens
  • African-American Teens Drink Less Than Whites
  • The Link Between Liquor and Gun Violence
  • Illegal Use of Legal Drugs
  • Prevention is Key

Smoking and Black Youth

Researchers from the University at Buffalo in New York found that puffing on menthols is a habit increasing among young smokers, says HealthDay News. Their new study states that 57 percent of menthol smokers were between ages 12-17 and smoking this type of cigarettes was most common among people of color and women. Eighty-percent of menthol smokers are African-American. 

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