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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
Law360
added May 14, 2015 10:09
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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
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[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
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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
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[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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Smoking and genetics can increase women's likelihood of giving birth to twins

African American mothers who smoke and have a genetic profile that includes a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) of the TP53 gene have an increased likelihood of having twins, concluded a team of researchers from the University of South Florida (USF) a
News-Medical.net
added Apr 24, 2015 14:34
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FORMER U.S. SURGEON GENERAL LEADS TOBACCO-FREE HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES INITIATIVE

Legacy and eight national partners launched the Tobacco-Free HBCU Campus Initiative to encourage Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) throughout the United States to become tobacco-free. Led by former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjam
American Legacy Foundation
added Apr 22, 2015 18:42
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New research finds smoking and mother's genetics combine to increase likelihood of twins

African American mothers who smoke and have a genetic profile that includes a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) of the TP53 gene have an increased likelihood of having twins, concluded a team of researchers from the University of South Florida (USF) a
Medical Xpress (PhysOrg.com)
added Apr 18, 2015 15:30
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