April is National Minority Health Month – Resources from the CDC

Dear Colleagues: 

See the resources from the CDC below on how to draw attention to the significant harms caused by tobacco in minority communities during April.

Sample Social Media Posts

Tobacco advertising in ethnic & poor neighborhoods can expose youth to pro-tobacco messages [link to Unequal Opportunity Killer] #NMHMSmokeFree

If you are an American Indian/Alaska Native, you likely know someone w/ health problems from tobacco [link to Nathan’s ad] #NMHMSmokeFree

Did you know the LGBT community has higher tobacco use rates than any other population? [link to Smoking Within the LGBT Community] #NMHMSmokeFree

Smoking kills more African Americans per yr than car crashes, AIDS, murders, and drug & alcohol abuse combined. #NMHMSmokeFree

Heart disease is a leading cause of death for Hispanics. Cigarette smoking increases the risk of getting heart disease. #NMHMSmokeFree

Las enfermedades cardiacas son una de las principales causas de muerte en los hispanos. Fumar cigarrillos aumenta su riesgo. #NMHMSmokeFree

Other Resources

Free print ads available in Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese, which feature Tips From Former Smokers campaign participants and promote the Asian Smokers’ Quitline. Go to the CDC OSH Media Campaign Resource Center to view and order the ads.

This February, CDC released a Vital Signs report Secondhand Smoke: An Unequal Danger, which found that exposure to secondhand smoke remains high for some population groups.

You can find more information about the impact of tobacco on specific minority populations on the Tips campaign website. The following National Networks to Reduce Tobacco-Related and Cancer Health Disparities also have information and materials:


Visit CDC's Minority Health Month webapge.