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Tobacco Products

Get Spanish-Language Tobacco Product Content

 

February 1, 2012

 

Looking for FDA Center for Tobacco Products information in Spanish? 

Our Spanish-language site, www.fda.gov/tabaco, includes many free resources and tools for the Spanish-speaking community, such as:
 

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Bridging the Information Gap

As part of FDA’s goal to reduce the public health burden of illness and death from tobacco use, Hispanics are a key audience for us.  Our goal with this site is to make our content easier to access for Spanish-speaking readers. 

In developing our first pilot site in another language, we considered:

  • Past discussions with tobacco control colleagues and retailer associations showed a need to provide tobacco-related educational information and regulatory guidance in Spanish. In fact, an Experian Simmons study showed that bilingual and Spanish-speaking Hispanics care when communicators make the effort to connect with them through their own language.
  • Tobacco is the leading preventable cause of death in America. Nearly 15 percent of Hispanic adults smoke cigarettes and many of those adults want to quit smoking, according to estimates from CDC.

We hope this effort will help Spanish speakers learn about FDA’s role in regulating tobacco, and help Spanish-speaking retailers better understand how to comply with FDA tobacco regulations.  

 

Resources

 

View all past FDA Tobacco feature articles here

Posted February 1, 2012