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Poor at Higher Risk of Smoking

Those who still smoke are the poor, the disenfranchised, the mentally ill.

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A proposed nationwide smoking ban in public housing would affect nearly one million households and open the latest front in the long-running campaign to curb unwanted exposure to secondhand tobacco...

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Barb GunnORI researcher Barb Gunn, Ph.D., was recently awarded a $2.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to evaluate instructional techniques in teaching English to English Language Learners. Working with school districts in Texas, Washington, and Oregon, Gunn and her team will test the efficacy of Direct Instruction Spoken English (DISE) for developing English oral language skills and improving basic academic outcomes. The researchers are collaborating with 23 middle schools. Gunn, an ORI employee since 1995, has just become an ORI senior scientist. Congratulations, Barb!