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Cigarette smoking is on the decline. But it still causes 480,000 U.S. deaths a year and certain groups still face big challenges.
Latino young adults, for example, have higher rates of intermittent cigarette use than their white peers.
How can we promote quitting and smokefree environments?
Let’s use #SaludTues on Tuesday, July 17, 2018, to tweet about the state of Latino smoking and what community leaders can do to advance technologies, policies, and programs to create a smokefree future for Latinos and all people!
- WHAT: #SaludTues Tweetchat─ Creating a Smokefree Future for Latinos & All People
- TIME/DATE: 1-2 p.m. ET (Noon-1 p.m. CT), Tuesday, July 17, 2018
- WHERE: On Twitter with hashtag #SaludTues
- HOST: @SaludAmerica
- CO-HOSTS: Smokefree.gov at the National Cancer Institute (@SmokefreeUS); U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office on Smoking and Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (@CDCTobaccoFree); Tobacco 21 (@Tobacco21); Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (@TobaccoFreeKids), American Lung Association (@LungAssociation)
- SPECIAL GUEST: The Truth Initiative (@truthinitiative)
- OPTIONAL HASHTAGS: #Smokefree
We’ll open the floor to your comments, tips, and stories as we explore:
- What’s the state of cigarette smoking among Latino youth and adults?
- What are some best practices and programs that work to reduce cigarette smoking? Create smokefree places?
- What technologies are helping people quit smoking?
Be sure to use the hashtag #SaludTues to follow the conversation on Twitter. Share stories and resources to help create a smokefree culture of health!
Click here to learn about the Salud America! #SaludTues tweetchats, see upcoming and past tweetchats, and see how you can get involved.