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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,”...
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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...

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