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Smoking One Of Biggest Culprits In Appalachia’s Health Disparities

08:48 EDT 8 Aug 2017 | Kaiser Health News

Appalachia is falling behind the rest of the country in infant mortality and life expectancy. And although much attention has focused on the area's opioid crisis, the study finds that the region's tendency to be "more accepting of tobacco use as a social norm" is a bigger factor in its health problems.

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