New research suggests that smoking is less prevelant in communites of color, and, among those who smoke, racial and ethnic minorities are more likely to be 'light' smokers — but may find it harder to quit.
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An increasing number of hospitals and medical businesses are making tobacco use a reason to reject job applicants or fire existing employees, The New York Times reported Feb. 10. Under the new “tobacco-free” hiring policies, applicants can be turned away…
An Illinois commission issued a report concluding that people of color facing low-level drug charges receive harsher and more frequent penalties than whites facing the same charges.
In a first-of-its-kind report, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) broke down data on health disparities by race, ethnicity, income, and education.
Lorillard Inc., the third-largest tobacco maker in the U.S., depends on menthol cigarettes for about 90 percent of its sales and is fighting to stop the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from banning them.
Acculturation stress may be part of the reason some Mexican and Mexican-American teens living in the U.S. report high rates of marijuana and alcohol use.
The Treatment Research Institute (TRI) is launching a new research center to translate evidence-based research into specific strategies and tools that will help parents better help their teen-aged children who are struggling with substance abuse problems.
The Partnership at Drugfree.org has launched a multi-media prevention campaign in Latino communities, urging parents to talk with their children about alcohol and drugs.