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Hispanic Children Growing Up With Smokers at Significant Risk of Becoming Smokers

This entry was posted in News, Smoking on July 25, 2016 and modified on April 30, 2019

Recent data collected by the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL) demonstrates that Cubans and Puerto Ricans growing up in smoking households are twice as likely to become smokers as non-Hispanics growing up with smokers. The reasons for the discrepancy can only be guessed at, but the findings show an important vulnerability for a segment of the U.S. population.
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