Hispanics / Latinos

Know the Facts

Cigarette smoking increases your risk for heart disease and cancer, which are the leading causes of death for Hispanics/Latinos in the United States.

  • About 1 in 13 (8.0%) Hispanic or Latino adults in the U.S. smokes cigarettes.*
  • Among Hispanics/Latinos, cigarette smoking is more common in men than women.†

Learn what percent of people currently smoke cigarettes, both in the United States overall and among specific populations.

Real Stories: Hispanics/Latinos Featured in Tips®

Learn the real stories of Hispanics and Latinos who are suffering from smoking-related diseases and disabilities.

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Felicita

Felicita R. smoked cigarettes and lost all her teeth by age 50. She didn’t know that smoking could harm her gums and teeth.

“I feel ashamed of myself, really. I feel like I destroyed my health and my appearance with cigarettes.”

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Real Stories: Hispanics/Latinos Featured in Tips®

Learn the real stories of Hispanics and Latinos who are suffering from smoking-related diseases and disabilities.

Felicita

Felicita R. smoked cigarettes and lost all her teeth by age 50. She didn’t know that smoking could harm her gums and teeth.

“I feel ashamed of myself, really. I feel like I destroyed my health and my appearance with cigarettes.”

Learn more about all Tips participants in our Real Stories section.

*Tobacco Product Use Among Adults – United States, 2020. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report 2022.
Current Cigarette Smoking Among Adults—United States, 2016. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 2018.

Today I start my quit journey. Free resources provided by smokefree.gov