Even a Little Smoking can be Harmful

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - HealthYour family, your health, your life—any amount of smoking can harm them. Smokefree Español is here to help.


Although Hispanic Americans currently have among the lowest smoking rates as compared to other ethnicity groups, smoking remains a serious problem in this community. Roughly five million Hispanic Americans smoke, and lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths among Hispanic men, and the second leading cause of death among Hispanic women. As this community continues to grow, so does the impact from smoking.


To address this important issue, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) presents Smokefree Español (espanol.smokefree.gov), an online resource created specifically for Hispanic Americans who want to quit smoking or know someone who does.


Smokefree Español provides a wealth of free, culturally relevant resources… all in Spanish. There you’ll find evidence-based approaches on how to quit and the latest science on the effects of tobacco addiction.  The website is a roadmap for quitting. Tailored to the unique needs of Hispanic smokers, the website contains short articles that provide quit smoking advice, steps, and tips. Content is tailored to where the user is in the quit process, from just thinking about quitting to remaining smokefree. Interested in signing up? Just text the word LIBRE to 47848, or visit espanol.smokefree.gov.

Protect your family, your health, and your life. Visit espanol.smokefree.gov today.

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