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CDC: Smoking rates still high among certain racial, ethnic groups

(The Hill) Despite a significant decline in cigarette smoking among adults, certain racial and ethnic groups are still smoking at higher rates, according to new study out Thursday…
“We know smoke-free policies, hard-hitting media campaigns, higher prices for tobacco products, and promotion of cessation treatment in clinical settings are proven to reduce tobacco product use,” said Corinne Graffunder, director of CDC’s Office on Smoking and Health, said in a statement. 
“If fully implemented and enforced, these strategies could help reduce tobacco use, particularly among racial and ethnic populations with higher rates of use.” 
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