Shauna Rust

Shauna Rust is a senior at UNC Chapel Hill and is Roosevelt's Emerging Fellow in Health Care.

Today, Roosevelt is pleased to announce the launch of the Reports from our 2015-16 Emerging Fellows including: – Emerging Fellow for Energy and Environment Eric Wolfert- An Environmental, economic and Health Imperative: Increasing Access to Solar in Virginia – Emerging Fellow for Equal Justice Andrew Lindsay- Integrating Harm Reduction Diversion Programs in Justice Reinvestment Strategies in Massachusetts –

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In this Report, Roosevelt’s Emerging Fellow for Health Care Shauna Rust argues that in the 50 years since the landmark Surgeon General’s Report that revealed the health hazards of tobacco, U.S. adult smoking rates dramatically declined from 43 percent in 1965 to 18 percent in2014.However, tobacco use remains the leading preventable cause of death in the

Last week, the city of Chicago joined Cleveland, Boston, Hawaii, New York City, Kansas City, and more than 100 U.S. localities in a public health feat—raising the tobacco age to 21. Chicago has taken a stand against Big Tobacco with this legislation, and the creation of a tobacco-free generation is now within reach. Since the 1964 Surgeon General’s report

Leading up to today’s primary election, North Carolina has been the focus of national discourse on the right to vote and the fundamentals of democracy. North Carolina has one of the most restrictive voter ID laws in the nation, as well as some of the most blatant gerrymandered electoral maps. Given these facts, it’s no