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When reporting on risk factors that shape health, it's not uncommon for critics to suggest you've confused causation with correlation. Here are three steps you can take to ensure your reporting can weather such storms of doubt.

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It's tempting to assume that another article on smoking's harms would be a non-story. But while smoking rates among African Americans are lower than national levels, this ethnic group continues to suffer disproportionately from chronic, preventable diseases caused by smoking.
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John F. Kennedy made one of the most lasting contributions to public health by appointing Luther Terry as U.S. Surgeon General, because Terry turned the world’s attention to the dangers of tobacco smoking.

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A city zoning law could help curb the number of advertisements for cigarettes and sugary drinks in Philadelphia.

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Many higher-priced properties offer smoke-free apartments, now, that amenity is available to some public housing residents.

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How much did the tobacco industry give to state candidates, committees, and ballot measures during the 2012 election cycle? 

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A leading tobacco control expert examines a new legal ruling requiring tobacco companies to publicly admit they deceived the public for decades.

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When I heard recently that the National Association of Hispanic Journalists had accepted $100,000 from PepsiCo, with half of the money going toward scholarships and internships for journalism students, I was taken back to 1988 to a smoke-filled hotel conference room in Washington D.C.

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Michael Felberbaum covered business for the Associated Press in Richmond, Va., as one of his biggest subject matters -- Circuit City -- went under. When the Richmond-based company declared bankruptcy in 2007, Felberbaum began looking more closely at the tobacco industry.

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A juice manufacturer fights back, states spending little on tobacco prevention, apologies for Nazi-era medical atrocities and more from our Daily Briefing.

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