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Why is the FDA seeking to ban menthol cigarettes? 4 questions answered

David Mendez and Rafael Meza

The FDA has opened the public comment period for the agency’s proposed ban on menthol cigarettes. As experts on the behavioral and public health aspects of smoking, Michigan Public Health professors David Mendez and Rafael Meza explain the role of menthol in smoking-related illness and death.

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How public health can fight the climate crisis

Trish Fisher

Trish Fisher, a dual degree Master of Public Policy and Master of Public Health student, details her research on agricultural methane policy and the role that public health can play in championing strategies to support climate change mitigation.

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Singapore's COVID resurgence highlights need to protect vulnerable populations

Mohamad Ramli

In the fall of 2021, Singapore had one of the highest national vaccination rates around the globe. Despite this success, and vigilant COVID-19-related safety measures, the small nation has continued to struggle under the burden that the pandemic has put on its various care systems. One social worker reflects on the impact experienced by some of the country's vulnerable populations.