#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
Latinos Less Likely to Get Life-Saving Heart Device Latino and black patients were less likely to be offered an implantable cardioverter defibrillator, or ICD, a potentially lifesaving device that shocks the heart when it detects a dangerously irregular heart rhythm, according to a recent study cited by American Heart Association News.
The study confirms that long-standing disparities are not going away.
Something needs to be done, said Dr. Samir... Read more
Make Your Phone a Personal Quit-Smoking Coach in Spanish! We know it’s not easy to quit smoking. You can do it with Quitxt!
Quitxt is a UT Health San Antonio service that sends text messages with culturally and regionally tailored support to help South Texans quit smoking.
The service, now available in Spanish and English, turns a user’s phone into a personal quit coach by providing texts and links to online support, educational content, music, and... Read more
¡Convierte tu teléfono en un coach personal para dejar de fumar en español! Sabemos que dejar de fumar no es fácil.
¡Tú puedes hacerlo con Quitxt!
Quitxt es un servicio nuevo en español y en inglés que envía mensajes de texto con apoyo cultural y regionalmente adaptado para ayudar a los Sureños de Texas a dejar de fumar.
El servicio convierte tu teléfono en un coach personal para dejar de fumar enviándote textos y enlaces en línea a contenido educativo, apoyo, música y... Read more
SF Wants to Ban Menthol, E-Cigs to Affect Latino and Black Youth Editor’s Note: This story was originally published by California Healthline
San Francisco has unveiled a tough anti-tobacco proposal that would ban the retail sale of menthol cigarettes and other flavored tobacco or tobacco-related products that are often the first choice of minority group members and teenagers who smoke.
Supervisor Malia Cohen, sponsor of the proposed ordinance, joined Tuesday... Read more