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May 11, 2016

Somali Tobacco Outreach and Research Initiative

By Sumedha G. Penheiter

Researchers study tobacco use in Somali community where 36 percent smoke cigarettes. In a pilot project funded by the Office of Health Disparities Research, Arizona researchers have gathered baseline data on tobacco use in the Somali refugee community, with the ultimate goal of reducing tobacco-related health disparities. A team led by Scott Leischow, Ph.D., has partnered […]

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Tags: Arizona news, Janet M. Okamoto Ph.D., news, Scott Leischow Ph.D., Somali, tobacco control

April 19, 2016

Researchers Partner with Navajo Nation on Smoke-Free Policies

By Sumedha G. Penheiter

Since the 1970s, exposure to secondhand smoke has decreased dramatically in the U.S. with implementation of smoke-free policies in many states and communities. However, these protections do not apply on tribal lands, where secondhand smoke continues to pose a health risk in indoor environments like workplaces and casinos. Mayo researcher Scott Leischow, Ph.D., Hematology/Oncology/Health Sciences Research, […]

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Tags: Arizona news, health disparities, Mayo Clinic, Native American, Navajo Nation, news, Scott Leischow Ph.D., secondhand smoke, smoke-free policy, tobacco control

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