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[Kentucky] Lawsuits allege migrant workers exploited

three federal lawsuits allege that between 2013 and this year 39 workers from Mexico were paid substandard wages, lived in squalid housing, and some were threatened with jail or deportation if they complained. Some workers, the lawsuits claim, lived as vi
Louisville (KY) Courier-Journal
added May 30, 2015 10:58

Lawsuits allege abuse of temporary farm workers in Kentucky tobacco country

Mexican fieldworkers lured through a guest worker program to do sweaty, back-aching work in Kentucky tobacco fields were paid far less... Three separate lawsuits filed this week in Kentucky allege numerous abuses of the H-2A program by the handful of farm
AP - Associated Press
added May 30, 2015 10:50

[Canada, USA] Will Menthol Cigarettes Become Uncool In The U.S.?

Considering that approximately 20% of the net sales for Altria come from menthol cigarettes...even though some customers might switch from menthol cigarettes to regular cigarettes, there could be a sizable proportion of customers who decide to quit or de
added May 30, 2015 10:18

[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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