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WATCH: Reducing Tobacco Use in the Hispanic Community: How Nurses are a Critical Voice in Stopping Youth Use of Tobacco Product


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Tobacco Free Kids

Despite an 84% decrease in youth smoking since 1996, tobacco still kills nearly half a million Americans and more than 8 million people worldwide each year. Youth e-cigarette use is also a public health crisis with over 2 million young people using e-cigarettes. Policy interventions are needed to stop young people from ever picking up a tobacco products and to help adult users quit.

On April 11, this virtual learning experience was presented by the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids and NAHN to nurses, students and interested medical professionals. Learning areas included: the current tobacco control landscape and policy initiatives to reduce tobacco related health disparities; prevention and cessation resources for the Hispanic community; and perspectives from nursing professionals on why it is important to engage in tobacco control advocacy.

The Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and the Tobacco-Free Kids Action Fund are the leading advocacy organizations working to reduce tobacco use and its deadly consequences in the United States and around the world. Through strategic communications and policy advocacy campaigns, these nonprofit organizations work to change public attitudes about tobacco and promote proven policies that are most effective at reducing tobacco use and save the most lives. NAHN is proud to work with these passionate and experienced public health advocates with a more than 25-year track record of leading and supporting successful policy advocacy campaigns.


  • Claudia Rodas, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids

  • Marcella Gaitan, National Alliance for Hispanic Health

  • Mary Rabago, Owner Mary Rabago Producations / Journalist

  • Dr. Arianna Nava, NAHN President

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