Rural Poor & Smoking

June 16, 2017

This article in today's Washington Post illustrates how money that exists to support smoking-cessation programs in rural areas is being diverted by state governments into other funding priorities, while tobacco companies target rural and poor populations. Levels of smoking and all its health problems remain disproportionately high for the rural poor. As reflected in the article, smoking is a response to multiple layers of life stress, which ironically often include chronic health problems. In fact, chronic stress is at the root of many of the issues that impact children's ability to learn in school - crime, drug abuse, mental illness, poverty, hunger, unsafe neighborhoods, etc. Let's make sure our state leaders address the root of the problem, and not just the band aid measures addressing the results of chronic stress: children's behavior and learning issues.

 

 

Please reload

Recent Posts

Please reload

Archive

Please reload

Tags

Please reload

Cornell University Office

 

Rural Schools Association
Warren Hall 275 Flex
Ithaca, New York, 14853

E-Mail: nyruralschools@cornell.edu

Office: 607.255.8709

Fax: 607.254.2896 

Albany Office

Rural Schools Association

24 Century Hill Drive, Suite 200-A

Latham, NY 12110

E-Mail: dal295@cornell.edu

Office: 518.250.5710

Cell: 518.888.4598

Follow Us

©2019 BY RURAL SCHOOLS ASSOCIATION OF NEW YORK.