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[Texas] Sandra Bland’s Family Says Video Shows No Reason for Arrest

“There was very little reason that can be gleaned from the dashcam why Sandy had to be asked to put the cigarette out, why Sandy had to be asked to get out of the car, why Sandy had to be subject to having the officer point a Taser at her, why Sandy had
New York Times
added Jul 22, 2015 19:24

Gender and race influence when teens start drinking, smoking and doing drugs

Cigarette use among white teenagers is substantially higher than among black and Hispanic teenagers, especially at 18 years old, according to Penn State researchers. Alcohol and marijuana use are also higher in white teenagers, and the numbers continue t
Penn State University
added Jul 22, 2015 15:27

Teen Drinking, Smoking on the Decline, U.S. Study Finds

Although more American teens are using marijuana, their use of alcohol and cigarettes has decreased, a new study finds. Penn State researchers reviewed information from nearly 600,000 high school seniors surveyed about their substance use between 1976 a
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jul 22, 2015 15:24

[Massachusetts] Mass. tobacco farmer sued for discrimination, harrassment

Jesus deJesus, Alex Hernandez, and Raul Rivera claimed they worked at a tobacco farm owned by Thomas McLaughlin through a federal guest worker program in for five months in 2013. In a federal lawsuit filed last week, the three workers said they were subj
Boston (MA) Globe
added Jul 22, 2015 00:51

[Texas] Your Monday Evening Briefing

Questions about the death of Sandra Bland…found dead in a Texas police cell, deepened as her family’s lawyer described a video...the officer who pulled her over for a traffic violation forcing her out of her car after she refused to put out her cigarette.
New York Times
added Jul 21, 2015 05:17

Researchers find disparities in smoke-free laws

Communities with less education and lower per capita income are less likely to have laws that completely prohibit smoking in public places, according to a study published online in the American Journal of Public Health that examined community level dispar
added Jul 18, 2015 13:03

Secondhand Smoke Tied to Raised Stroke Risk in Study

"Our findings suggest the possibility for adverse health outcomes such as stroke among nonsmokers exposed to secondhand smoke and add to the body of evidence supporting stricter smoking regulations," said lead author Angela Malek, of the Medical Universi
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added Jul 16, 2015 13:33

EDITORIAL: Interventions to Reduce Tobacco-Related Health Disparities [FREE FULL TEXT]

A major conclusion in the 1998 report was that prevention and cessation efforts in racial/ethnic communities are limited by underdeveloped tobacco control infrastructures and low levels of resources for research, program development, and program dissemi
Nicotine and Tobacco Research
added Jul 15, 2015 17:32

[New York] Despite citywide declines in smoking, tobacco use by Asian-American men on the rise

Cigarette smoking in New York City (NYC) has been trending downward, yet tobacco use among Asian Americans remains prevalent and smoking by Asian American men is on the rise. To tackle this trend, the RCHN Community Health Foundation has awarded $150,000
Medical News TODAY(UK)
added Jul 15, 2015 10:25

Secondhand Smoke Exposure and Stroke

SHS exposure is independently associated with an increased risk of stroke. Future studies are needed to confirm these findings and examine the role of long-term effects of SHS exposure on stroke outcomes.
American Journal of Preventive Medicine
added Jul 10, 2015 10:47
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