#SaludTues Tweetchat 6/13: The Truth about E-Cigs

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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.

E-cigarette in woman's hand close upLet’s use #SaludTues on June 13, 2017, to tweet how e-cigs and other products affect the health of Latino teens and minority populations.

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.

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