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About 5 million U.S. Latinos smoke, and lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among Latino men and second-leading cause among Latina women, statistics show.
Why is this happening—and how can Latinos quit smoking and tobacco for good?
Let’s use #SaludTues on June 23, 2015, to tweet information, resources, and tips that can help Latinos both young and old kick the habit now (and kick the habit for good!):
- WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat: “How to Get More Latinos to Quit Smoking”
- DATE: Tuesday, June 23, 2015
- TIME: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT)
- WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues
- HOST: @SaludToday
- CO-HOSTS: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (@VeteransHealth), the National Cancer Institute (@SmokefreeUS)
We’ll open the floor to your stories and experiences as we explore:
- The state of Latino smoking/tobacco use
- Why Latinos struggle with smoking and associated health problems
- What resources can help Latinos quit
Be sure to use the hashtag #SaludTues to follow the conversation on Twitter and share your strategies, stories, and resources that can help Latinos quit using tobacco.
#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 The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.