College affirmative action bans linked to higher rates of smoking among minority youth

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Banning the use of affirmative action in college admissions can harm the health of minority high school students. Recent research finds that in states with college affirmative action bans, smoking among Black, Hispanic, and Native American high school students increased nearly 4 percent after those bans were put in place with some students continuing smoking for years into adulthood.

Author: Aneri Pattani.

Outlet: The Philadelphia Inquirer.

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