Saturday, August 19, 2017

Quit Smoking


Hollywood Is Showcasing Tobacco at Shocking Rate

As long as there have been movies, characters have smoked on the big screen, too. But as the public became more aware of the consequences of using tobacco, attitudes changed and usage of tobacco products...
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#SaludTues Tweetchat 6/13: The Truth about E-Cigs

A rising number of middle and high school kids, especially Latinos, are smoking electronic cigarettes, according to a National Institutes of Health report. What are real dangers behind e-cigs and similar products? Can these hook kids...
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Latinos Less Likely to Get Life-Saving Heart Device

Latino and black patients were less likely to be offered an implantable cardioverter defibrillator, or ICD, a potentially lifesaving device that shocks the heart when it detects a dangerously irregular heart rhythm, according to...
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Make Your Phone a Personal Quit-Smoking Coach in Spanish!

We know it’s not easy to quit smoking. You can do it with Quitxt! Quitxt is a UT Health San Antonio service that sends text messages with culturally and regionally tailored support to help South...
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¡Convierte tu teléfono en un coach personal para dejar de fumar en español!

Sabemos que dejar de fumar no es fácil. ¡Tú puedes hacerlo con Quitxt! Quitxt es un servicio nuevo en español y en inglés que envía mensajes de texto con apoyo cultural y regionalmente adaptado para ayudar...
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SF Wants to Ban Menthol, E-Cigs to Affect Latino and Black Youth

Editor's Note: This story was originally published by California Healthline San Francisco has unveiled a tough anti-tobacco proposal that would ban the retail sale of menthol cigarettes and other flavored tobacco or tobacco-related products that...

Most U.S. Smokers Face at Least 1 Big Hurdle toward Quitting

When it comes to smoking, there is always “good news” and “bad news.” The good news is that smoking rates have been steadily declining in the U.S. for decades. Bonus good news: Latino adults generally...
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Get Bilingual Texts to Help You Quit Smoking

Smoking is a tough opponent to beat. Quitxt is a free texting service in English or Spanish that turns your mobile phone into a personal coach to help you quit smoking, using interactive and entertaining...
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For Latino Smokers, Quitting is about Family, Culture

Beatrice, a Latina mom of two, quit smoking in her late 30s. Her sons were her inspiration. “When my son was 11, he wrote me a letter and in it he asked me to quit smoking,”...

Do E-Cigarettes Lead More Kids to Smoke?

After decades of educational messages and campaigns on the grave health consequences of tobacco use, fewer young people than ever smoke cigarettes. But this triumph has come with an unintended side effect. A rising number of middle and...

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