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Study: Vapers 5 Times More Likely to Get COVID-19

We already know that smoking cigarettes, cigars, and other tobacco products result in worse coronavirus outcomes. What could be worse? Teenagers and young adults who vape face a much higher risk of COVID-19 than their peers who do not, according to new research from Stanford Univerity. In fact, that data—collected from a May 2020 national …
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Strategy for Equitable Change: Intergroup Contact Theory

This is part of the Salud America! Achieving a Cohesive Culture for Health Equity in Latino and All Communities: A Research Review» Intergroup Contact Theory At the individual level, the contact hypothesis of social psychology, also called the intergroup contact theory, proposes that members of one group, having incomplete or inaccurate ideas about members of …
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Achieving a Cohesive Culture for Health Equity in Latino and All Communities: A Research Review

Do you notice how much some of your neighbors are suffering? A widening socioeconomic gap, racism, and discrimination contribute to inequitable distribution of healthcare and mental and physical health disparities among Latinos and other people of color and those in poverty, especially amid COVID-19. But it doesn’t have to be this way. A cohesive culture …
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More Cities and States Passes Ban on Flavored Vaping Amid COVID-19

Since the start of the pandemic, many health experts say smoking and vaping increase the risk of COVID-19 This happens by weakening the function of the lungs making it more susceptible to coronavirus — as well as its overall impacts. Moreover, new data from Stnadford University shows that young people who vape are more susceptible …
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