Smoking Rates Increase in Asian and Latino Immigrants

Posted By: Staff | Aug 14 2014

A recent study states that Latino American immigrant men smoke at twice the rate of the Latino men living outside of the United States. The same trend is true for Latino Women, and Chinese Americans.  Some of this may be attributed to lower smoking stigmas in the US, or to the stresses of trying to assimilate to US culture and starting a new life.  The study also states that immigrants who have assimilated well into the US culture, through learning English well, gaining citizenship, and having some financial stability are likely to gain access to smoking cessation and are more likely to get the help they need.  Whereas immigrants with lower socioeconomic status or trouble speaking English are more likely to continue smoking.

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