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Tobacco, fast food in easier reach of minority and low-income students

from Reuters

Compared to schools with mostly white students, schools with higher numbers of Hispanic, black and low-income students are more likely to have tobacco retailers and fast-food restaurants in easy reach, researchers say. "Schools are places where we expect to be healthy, supportive environments for kids, but right outside the door (students) could be exposed to unhealthy influences," lead author Heather D'Angelo of Westat in Rockville, Maryland told Reuters Health. more

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