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Thursday, 2 June 2016

Smoking and The Black Person in USA;Taking a Self-Check and 5 things we can do about it

Smoking, African-Americans, Homicides........... Are you ready?

In the US, tobacco use is the number one killer of African-Americans (or black persons). Each year, there are 47,300 tobacco related deaths among African-Americans.

There are things we can do to help stem the tide:

1. Turn all the researched literature on smoking among Black People/African Americas into action against smoking. There are examples of resources such as:

https://www.tobaccofreekids.org/research/factsheets/pdf/0006.pdf.

http://www.tobaccofreekids.org/facts_issues/fact_sheets/toll/populations/african_americans/.

2. Make known the dangers of smoking among African Americans and Black Persons. Use such tools like:

http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/campaign/tips/groups/african-american.html.

3. Initiate and establish no smoke campaigns in communities where African Americans/Black Persons reside. Tobacco use, is related to heart disease, cancer, and stroke. These are the three leading causes of premature death among African Americans and Black persons in USA.

http://www.no-smoke.org/learnmore.php?id=465.

4. Do make statistics your friend and use them to promote information which in turn helps influence the decisions to cease or quit smoking.

http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/sgr/1998/highlights/african_americans/.

5. Talk or write about dangers of smoking.

Smoking is not cool at all. Tell all African Americans and Black People that. Source: Google Images

Source: Google Images

Source: Google Images

Source: Google Images

Source: Google images

Substitute smoke for fruits

Say no to programs that make it normal for African Americans/Black Persons to smoke

Ain't nothing cool about smoking. Source; Google Images


35th anniversary of AIDS this Sunday, June 5th 2016

In advance of the 35th anniversary this Sunday, June 5, of the first reported cases of what would become known as AIDS in the United States,  your community should know the reflections on this milestone.

For more: https://blog.aids.gov/2016/06/35th-anniversary-of-aids-federal-leaders-reflect.html