Tobacco companies are experts in getting new smokers especially in Hispanic and Latino communities. They started advertising to Latinos back in the 1970’s because they saw our community as “easy to reach.” Many Latino cultural events are sponsored by tobacco companies to make them seem like they care about our community needs. Let us cut their influence out of our community by helping you quit smoking. Sign up for the Quitline and get free help with quitting today.
Becoming and staying tobacco free
Thinking about quitting is the first step and each day without smoking is a big win. Quitting for the long term is possible when you include your loved ones and the Quitline. They can give you tools to make quitting happen and help you be around longer for those you love. Talk to a counselor from the Quitline today and start breathing the fresh smoke-free air.
Why quit now?
Quitting smoking or other tobacco is not easy but it is possible! Here’s a few reasons to quit:
- Quitting improves the health of you and your family. No more secondhand smoke!
- People who quit live longer – more time with people you love
- Delicious food tastes even better after you quit
- Have more energy for activities you love
- Don’t have to leave the fun with your family and friends to go smoke
- More money in your pocket to spend the way you want to
Things to think about as you quit
You may smoke, but not every day, and you might not think about quitting. When it comes to health there is no safe number of cigarettes – every time you smoke it harms you and your family who might be around you when you smoke.
Stress may be a reason you smoke – like not being able to see a doctor when you or your family need to, helping family members like your parents or children when they are sick, or stress from work. Your Coach at the Quitline will help you make a plan for how to handle stress without smoking. Remember to let your family and friends know you are quitting so they can support you too.