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Blog Posts By: Leah Wiggs

Even Fifth Graders Smoke: Examining Tobacco Use in Rural Communities

September 13, 2012


I would like to tell a story of a student I met many years ago in Southeast Missouri. This story is about a boy named Jason, a fifth grade student and a cancer survivor. Jason grew up in rural farming community and had used smokeless tobacco, “chew” as he called it, since age 6. Tobacco […]


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