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 into smoking cigarettes?
This is a critical question given that Latino kids are 67% more likely than their White peers to start smoking and develop a daily habit, according to a study.
Let’s use #SaludTues on June 13, 2017, to tweet how e-cigs and other products affect the health of Latino teens and minority populations.
- WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “The Truth About E-cigs and Tobacco Products and Their Impact on Latinos”
- TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (12-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, June 13, 2017
- WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues
- HOST: @SaludToday
- CO-HOSTS: @msdcenter, @TobaccoFreeSC, @NatEyeInstitute
- ADDITIONAL HASHTAGS: #TobaccoFree, #smokefree
We’ll open the floor to data AND your stories and experiences as we explore:
- Are e-cigarettes, cigars, and hookahs addictive?
- How long does it take to get addicted?
- Are e-cigarettes safer than cigarettes?
- How can we help Latinos and other youth avoid these products?
Be sure to use the hashtag #SaludTues to follow the conversation on Twitter and share your strategies and stories to boost physical activity opportunities!
See our full Tweetchat schedule.
#SaludTues is a weekly Tweetchat about Latino health at 12p CST/1p ET every Tuesday and hosted by @SaludToday, the Latino health social media campaign for the team at the Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) at UT Health San Antonio.