Oregon teens using more hookah as new smoking lounges open
A study indicates that hookah tobacco smoking among Oregon teen-agers is on the rise, due in part to a proliferation of hookah lounges that may be targeting young people with candy- and cocktail-flavored tobacco, online marketing and a party atmosphere.
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In Oregon, people with lower incomes and lower education levels smoke at more than three times the rate of those with greater resources. The Tobacco Control Integration Project (TCIP) is taking a comprehensive and collaborative approach to reducing this tobacco-use disparity by advancing policies and systems changes at the service-delivery level. TCIP brings what the state's Tobacco Prevention and Education Program (TPEP) knows about tobacco control to the Oregonians who need it most.
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