Why do poor people smoke more?

Category: Megan Sandel

Why do poor people smoke more?

CNN.com By Megan Sandel, School of Medicine, School of Public Health and Renee Boynton-Jarrett, School of Medicine Crystal R. takes pictures of her neighborhood as part of Witnesses to Hunger. Among Crystal’s photos of piles of trash, abandoned lots and barbed wire fences is a striking picture: large advertisements for “special prices” of cigarettes promising “Kool — […]

Child poverty increased in Mass., report shows

Boston Globe (subscription required) Megan Sandel, School of Medicine, School of Public Health A growing percentage of Massachusetts children are living in poverty, with more than a quarter of youngsters in Suffolk County and nearly a third in Hampden County coming from families with incomes below the federal poverty line in 2012, according to a new […]

BMC doctors: SNAP cuts will harm children

WCVB Megan Sandel, School of Medicine, School of Public Health Millions of Americans now face feeding their families on less than $1.40 per meal since since November’s cuts to the federal food stamp program, officially known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP… Expert quote: “For many families, that translated to 30 meals a month less […]