Distribution of smoking relapse prevention materials in the Hispanic community: lessons learned

J Cancer Educ. 2013 Mar;28(1):143-50. doi: 10.1007/s13187-012-0422-4.


There is a dearth of Spanish language, culturally relevant tobacco-related information available to Hispanics in the USA. The primary aim of this study was to examine the distribution process of Libres para Siempre (Forever Free), a Spanish language smoking relapse prevention booklet series, by health care and social service agencies serving Hispanic individuals in Florida. Representatives (N = 16) from ten agencies that requested copies of the booklets completed a semi-structured interview to assess strategies used to distribute the booklets to their Hispanic clients. As a secondary aim, we obtained feedback regarding the booklets' quality and utility from the representatives. Results revealed that many agencies used both active and passive approaches to distribute the booklets. Issues related to distribution included language barriers between staff and clients and confusion regarding identification of the target population. Results indicated that the booklets were received favorably, and providers would recommend them to future clients.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Delivery of Health Care
  • Female
  • Hispanic or Latino / education*
  • Humans
  • Language*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pamphlets*
  • Patient Education as Topic*
  • Secondary Prevention
  • Smoking / ethnology*
  • Smoking Cessation / ethnology
  • Smoking Cessation / methods*
  • Smoking Prevention
  • Young Adult