Great ASIAN American Smokeout

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APPEAL and the RAISE Network Partners are kicking off the second year of the Great ASIAN American Smokeout in an effort to tap into the mainstream momentum of the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout.

Tobacco is the #1 preventable cause of disease, disability, and death among Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPIs) and is associated with the top three killers of AANHPIs – heart disease, cancer, and stroke. So, as the nation as a whole prepares for the Great American Smokeout coming up on November 20, we want to remind everyone that many AANHPI subgroups (Chinese, Filipino, Cambodian, Korean, Lao, Vietnamese, and others) face disproportionate rates of tobacco use and associated health impacts.

tobacco fact sheet front page Click to download.
Fact Sheet: Tobacco disparities faced by AANHPI communities.

ASQ_Top10_2014 If your or someone you love is thinking about quitting, get a jump start by downloading ASQ’s Top 10 Tips to Quit Smoking. (Click to download)

Please join APPEAL and the RAISE Network Partners in eliminating the devastating impacts that tobacco has on our loved ones in the AANHPI communities by showing how you feel about tobacco use on November 19 via #GreatAsianAmericanSmokeout on Twitter and Facebook!