Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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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,”...
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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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Free Texting Program Can Help You Quit Smoking

Smoking is a tough opponent to beat. Quitxt is a new free text-message service that turns your mobile phone into a personal coach to help you quit smoking, using interactive and entertaining texts, online support,...
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Study: Latino Kids More Open to Smoking

Latino kids are more likely to start smoking and develop a daily habit than other kids, according to a new study, Reuters reports. The study, led by Sherine El-Toukhy of the National Institute on Minority...
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Puerto Ricans Smoke More than Other Latinos

When it comes to smoking, there's good and bad news for Latinos. The good: Researchers have long known that Latinos adults overall are less likely to smoke cigarettes than their white or black peers. The bad:...

FDA Bans E-Cigarette Sales to Minors

In a landmark move, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it will ban the sale of e-cigarettes to people under 18 and will regulate all e-cigarette products including hookah, CNN reports. "This action is...

California Raises Smoking Age to 21

In majority Latino California, Governor Jerry Brown has signed a series of bills that will raise the smoking age from 18 to 21 and will limit the sale of electronic cigarettes, reports the LA...

Latino Health Disparities: Improving, But More Needs to be Done

The latest annual report on the nation’s health by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows Latinos are living longer than whites and blacks and health disparities are narrowing. Despite the latest...
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SaludToday Wins International Marketing and Communications Award

Spreading the word about how to improve Latino health is a dire need. That’s why Dr. Amelie G. Ramirez and her team at the Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) at The UT Health Science Center at...

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