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anti-smoking campaigns

Tobacco disparities are still very much with us

My African ancestors were brought to America to pick tobacco long before cotton. We have literally been enslaved to tobacco for hundreds of years. It infuriates me that it continues today.

Why can’t the French stop smoking?

France has tougher smoking laws, but the French are still lighting up at rates more than double that of the U.S.