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Enjoy Living Smoke Free
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Enjoy Living Smoke Free

Healthy Hearts, Healthy Homes

National Institutes of Health
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
And Office of Research on Minority Health


Pick a Day to Kick the Habit
What Pedro Learned About Smoking
Tips That Helped Pedro Quit Smoking
Pedro Resists the Urge to Smoke
Pedro's Family Is Living Smoke Free
My Plan To Quit Smoking
My Heart Health Card
Play It Smart, Take Care of Your Heart

Pick a Day to Kick the Habit

Did you know that cigarette smoking is a serious problem among Latinos?

  • One in four Latinos smokes.
  • One in eight Latinas smokes. This number is increasing.
  • Each day about 2,000 young people under age 18 become regular smokers.
  • More than 1,200 people die every day from diseases related to smoking.
Pedro Paz

Pedro Paz will show you how he quit smoking and made his home smoke free.

Pedro Says: "The doctor said that my smoking was causing my son to have asthma attacks. He did not have to say it twice. This gave me the willpower to quit smoking."

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Public Health Service
National Institutes of Health
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
NIH Publication No. 08-6356
June 2008

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