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September 23, 2014

Legacy partners with HACU to distinguish tobacco-related health disparities among Hispanic/Latino college subpopulations

A new Legacy report titled, “Legacy Latino College Health Initiative: A Study of Tobacco-Related Health Disparities in Hispanic/Latino Subpopulations” showcases a Legacy supported research project on tobacco use among Hispanic/Latino subpopulations of college students.

This research project addressed a glaring gap in public health knowledge: Little is known about tobacco use and its related health effects among Hispanic/Latino subpopulations in the United States.Designed and implemented in partnership with the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), the researchers whose work has been presented in this new report collected their data in four geographically diverse Hispanic-Serving Institutions to illuminate tobacco use behavior, perceptions, attitudes and related health disparities within the subset of Hispanic/Latino students. To read the Legacy Press Release and download the report, click here.

A review of the findings will be presented in a workshop titled “Tobacco on Campus: Latino College Students and Attitudes toward Smoking” as part of HACU’s 28th Annual Conference, "Championing Hispanic Higher Education Success: Investing in America's Future," Oct. 4-6, 2014. The workshop will take place on Sunday, October 5, 9-10:15 a.m., at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel in Colorado.