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College affirmative action bans were associated with higher rates of smoking and drinking in underrepresented minority 11th and 12th graders, and these students continued to smoke at higher rates into young adulthood. Policymakers should consider unintended public health consequences of proposals, such as affirmative action bans, that may limit socioeconomic opportunities.
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affirmative action, risky behavior, health equity, equity, minority, college, smoking, drinking
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Date Posted:26 August 2020