Tobacco-Related Disparities: Hispanics/Latinxs

America's Health Rankings data show a smoking rate of 25.9 percent for the Hispanic/Latinx community in Michigan in 2019.

In addition, studies have shown that members of the Hispanic/Latinx community are at greater risk of secondhand exposure due to the community's relatively large representation in the hospitality industry (which has the least amount of smoke-free protections).

The MDHHS Tobacco Control Program is always looking for community members and local organizations to help in its work of reducing the burden of tobacco on Michigan's population.

If you are interested in participating in future collaborative efforts to reduce commercial tobacco use among members of the Hispanic/Latinx community within our state, please contact us at 517-335-8376.

Resources

  • Hispanics/Latinos and Tobacco Use (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
     
  • National Latino Tobacco Control Network (NLTCN) — The NLTCN is an open information and support system for tobacco control and health disparities advocates and experts who want to become more effective in changing policies and social norms around tobacco control through the exchange of information and personal and institutional linkages. Primary goals are to prevent people from overusing tobacco and control the distribution of tobacco in Latin countries.
     
  • American Nonsmokers' Rights (ANR) Foundation — ANR creates comprehensive programs to prevent the harmful effects of secondhand smoke and smoking among youth and adults. Its goals include educating the public about the health effects of secondhand smoke and the benefits of smoke-free environments.
     
  • National Alliance for Hispanic Health’s Nuestras Voces (Our Voices) Network — The purpose of the Nuestras Voces (Our Voices) Network is to expand multi-sector networks and their capacity to effectively address the threats of commercial tobacco use and reduce the impact of tobacco-related cancers on the nation’s health and wellbeing, with a particular focus on reducing disparities in underserved Hispanic communities.
     

The Michigan Tobacco Quitline (1-800-QUIT-NOW) can provide support for individuals who want to quit smoking.

For additional resources and webinars, please visit our MDHHS Tobacco Control Program Online Tobacco Resource Library page.

More data and reports related to commercial tobacco use and quitting rates can be found on our Data & Statistics About Tobacco in Michigan webpage.

 
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