Smoking and the disenfranchised

Alicia Matthews

“LGBT people, people of color, the poor; tobacco preys on stigma and too often we pay with our lives,” says Alicia Matthews, associate professor of health systems science. Photo: Joshua Clark/UIC Photo Services

“LGBT people, people of color, the poor; tobacco preys on stigma and too often we pay with our lives.”

Alicia Phoenix Matthews, associate professor of health systems science, College of Nursing, on the high rate of smoking among LGBT people, Jan. 16 Buzzfeed.com

 

“It’s becoming more and more common, especially in the middle-school age, for these kids to be committing these violent acts.”

Sheela Raja, clinical psychologist and assistant professor of pediatric dentistry, on the increased number of school shootings by middle schoolers, Jan. 15 CNN

 

“You get caught up in the suspense. It’s almost like, we can’t prevent being affected by sound.”

Deborah Stratman, associate professor of art, on her documentary short “Hacked Circuit,” shown at the Sundance Film Festival this week, Jan. 17 DNAinfo.com

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