Grant Will Expand Text-Message Program to Help Texans Quit Smoking Dr. Amelie G. Ramirez of UT Health San Antonio today received a new $1.3 million grant to expand Quitxt, her bilingual service that sends texts with culturally and regionally tailored support to help South Texan young adults quit smoking.
The new grant is from the Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas.
The new funding will enhance the Quitxt service—currently designed to turns a user’s... Read more
Is Your Family Paying the Price for Someone Else’s Smoke? Guest Blog by Smokefree Apartments Los Angeles
Today, due to lack of affordable housing, more Latinos are renting instead of owning homes, and make up nearly 20% of the renter population nationwide.
Exposure to secondhand smoke (SHS) is occurring as more Latinos are moving into multi-unit housing. One out of three renters reporting SHS drifting into their homes, according to a recent UCLA study... Read more
Hollywood Is Showcasing Tobacco at Shocking Rate As long as there have been movies, characters have smoked on the big screen, too.
But as the public became more aware of the consequences of using tobacco, attitudes changed and usage of tobacco products in films dwindled.
The amount of U.S. movies showing tobacco use jumped 80% in 2016 compared to films in 2015, according to a new CDC report from the Thumbs Up! Thumbs Down!... Read more
#SaludTues Tweetchat 6/13: The Truth about E-Cigs 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,... Read more