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[Canada] Proposed hookah ban discriminatory and hurtful to business, Toronto restaurateur says

“I would absolutely call it (discrimination),” says Younes Regragui, owner of the Desert Rose Restaurant in Toronto. “In the Middle Eastern community, (the hookah) has been embedded in our culture for centuries. If you sit in a family gathering and if y
National Post (ca)
added May 28, 2015 08:34

[Puerto Rico] CDC’s National Study on Latino Health Points to Tobacco Smoke as a Major Concern for Puerto Ricans

For those concerned about exposure to environmental tobacco smoke in their home or place of business, Zimmetry Environmental provides air testing and consulting services to identify exposure risks. These services are available across Puerto Rico and the
added May 27, 2015 02:16

[USA] Cuban and Puerto Rican Adults Who Grow Up With Smokers Twice as Likely to Become Smokers

twice as likely to smoke during their adulthoods than non-Hispanic populations and slightly more likely than other Hispanic subgroups, according to a new report. The Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL) released new findings based
Latin Post
added May 25, 2015 21:31

Tobacco Farm Settles Claims It Stiffed Guest Workers ($$)

A Kentucky tobacco farm will pay over $28,000 to settle allegations it skirted federal requirements by shortchanging Mexican guest workers on pay and not providing them with proper insurance, a local division of the U.S. Department of Labor said... T Bond
added May 14, 2015 10:09

Vital Signs: Leading Causes of Death, Prevalence of Diseases and Risk Factors, and Use of Health Services Among Hispanics in the United States — 2009–2013

Among Hispanics, self-reported smoking prevalences varied by Hispanic origin and by sex. U.S.-born Hispanics had higher prevalences of obesity, hypertension, smoking, heart disease, and cancer than foreign-born Hispanics: 30% higher, 40%, 72%, 89%, and 93
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
added May 8, 2015 11:19

[Puerto Rico, USA] Puerto Ricans have the worst health in the US of Hispanics, according to new study

—Hispanics, as a whole, have a substantially lower cigarette smoking rate than whites. But the Puerto Rican smoking rate is the highest among Hispanics, and as high as the national average....driving up the Puerto Rican death and disease rates. 'We think
AP - Associated Press
added May 5, 2015 20:36

U.S. Hispanics Face Unique Health Challenges, CDC Says

"Hispanic paradox," since this population is poorer and less likely to have access to health care, CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden said during a Tuesday media briefing on the report. The paradox likely is related mainly to lower smoking rates among Hispanic
HealthDay [HealthScout]
added May 5, 2015 16:39
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[Connecticut] Brackeen Questions Outdoor Smoking Ban

In a letter to colleagues, Brackeen wrote that he generally supports the ban but he has concerns, namely the disproportionate effect of fines on people of color and the "aggressiveness" of imposing community service on those who violate the ordinance as
New Haven (CT) Independent
added May 4, 2015 17:27

[Illinois] Bill Regulating In-car Smoking Fails

Tim Bivins (R-Dixon), a former sheriff, mused, “We are offering to decriminalize marijuana, but at the same time, we are criminalizing tobacco.” Senate Bill 729 failed to pass the Senate, 8-32-3.
KMOX NewsRadio 1120 CBS (St. Louis, MO)
added May 4, 2015 14:30
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[Connecticut] Secondhand smoke exposure remains high among kids, adults in poverty

exposure remains especially high for children ages 3 to 11, African-Americans and those who live in poverty or rental housing, according to a recent report. Jessica Hollenbach, the director of asthma programs at the Connecticut Children's Medical Center,
Danbury (CT) News-Times
added Apr 27, 2015 09:03
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