Tag Archives: public health

Public Health Approach to Gun Violence

On page A5 of Tuesday’s Cedar Rapids Gazette was the headline “75 shot in Chicago last weekend.” From 3 p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. Monday 12 people were killed and 63 wounded, mostly on the south and west sides of … Continue reading

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Tobacco Control in 2014

LAKE MACBRIDEā€” When I was in the military, I bought my first and only packs of cigarettes. I tried a few puffs, and never had another. Tobacco control is a complicated issue that affects much of society, and has little … Continue reading

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Tobacco and the Trans Pacific Trade Partnership

At hundreds of convenience stores and retail outlets in Iowa, the drug trade has been and continues to be legal and in full force. Lowly paid wage workers ply a trade in tobacco, a deadly product that continues to be … Continue reading

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