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No More Mad Men: Smoking Goes Blue Collar

No More Mad Men: Smoking Goes Blue Collar

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Evidence piles up that Big Tobacco companies deliberately hid from consumers – for as many as 40 years – the knowledge that cigarette smoke contained cancer-causing particles, Ryan Jaslow reports for CBS News. In other news, smoking is increasingly becoming a blue-collar habit, national health data show.

Health Insurance: Mothers-to-be say it's difficult to find individual health insurance policies that cover childbirth, Pauline Bartolone reports for Capital Public Radio in California.

Texas Health: While Republican presidential candidate Texas Gov. Rick Perry bashes "Obamacare" and "Romneycare," his own state faces extraordinary health challenges, including the nation's highest uninsured population, that some critics say Perry has done little to improve, Emily Ramshaw reports for the Texas Tribune/New York Times.

Health Reform: The Washington Post's Chris Cillizza examines the politics surrounding the U.S. Supreme Court's almost certain hearing of arguments on the constitutionality of health reform legislation.  

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The Center for Health Journalism’s 2023 National Fellowship will provide $2,000 to $10,000 reporting grants, five months of mentoring from a veteran journalist, and a week of intensive training at USC Annenberg in Los Angeles from July 16-20. Click here for more information and the application form, due May 5.

The Center for Health Journalism’s 2023 Symposium on Domestic Violence provides reporters with a roadmap for covering this public health epidemic with nuance and sensitivity. The next session will be offered virtually on Friday, March 31. Journalists attending the symposium will be eligible to apply for a reporting grant of $2,000 to $10,000 from our Domestic Violence Impact Reporting Fund. Find more info here!


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