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[Massachusetts] Inroads made in anti-smoking efforts - and helping smokers quit

It was the day of the annual Great American Smokeout, and Brewer, program manager for the Massachusetts Cessation and Prevention Program and the Tobacco Free Community Partnership Program, was talking to students about the dangers of smoking — and the ne
Berkshire Eagle (Pittsfield, MA)
added Nov 18, 2017 22:06
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[New York] Albany tobacco retailing under spotlight on Great American Smokeout

Anti-smoking organizations used the occasion of the Great American Smokeout on Thursday to highlight the prevalence of tobacco retailers in low-income neighborhoods and near schools. An outdoor display at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Albany showed a high co
Albany (NY) Times-Union
added Nov 20, 2017 15:12
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[Pennsylvania] More than 12 percent of women in Allegheny County smoke while pregnant

19 percent of adults in Allegheny County smoke, according to health officials, and that adds up to about 233,000 people. It’s still a concern today — the third Thursday of November — 40 years after the Great American Smokeout went national to get people
Pittsburgh (PA) Post-Gazette
added Nov 17, 2017 20:46
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VOLPP/SAULSGIVER: How Can We Help People Quit Smoking? Pay Them.

While awareness and public education campaigns are well-intended, providing information alone isn’t enough to help smokers change their behavior. Campaigns should use additional tactics...introduce smokers to evidence-based approaches and groups that help
Fortune Magazine
added Nov 17, 2017 15:22
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[Indiana] Clearing the Smoke

Kicking the smoking habit can be hard, but the “Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program in the Wabash Valley are helping. The organization is using the “Great American Smokeout” on November 16 to encourage smokers to quit for one day; which hopefully c
WTWO TV2 (Terre Haute, IN)
added Nov 16, 2017 15:30
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[Minnesota] KEHR: Guest Column: Reduction in smoking rates outpaces nation

In the past, Albert Lea and Freeborn County had higher than average adult smoking rates. Today, we have reversed that trend and saved many lives. Working together as partners, using high level policy, systems and environmental change, we have been able t
Albert Lea (MN) Tribune
added Nov 16, 2017 15:27
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[South Carolina] EDITORIAL: Smoking has changed much over 40 years

With DHEC’s South Carolina numbers showing more than a third of South Carolina students have used what the agency defines as “a new and emerging tobacco product,” it’s clear that accurately portraying these products and determining their future are impor
Orangeburg (SC) Times & Democrat
added Nov 16, 2017 00:56
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The Great American Smokeout

Why We Need the Great American Smokeout About 36.5 million Americans still smoke cigarettes, and tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the world. While cigarette smoking rates have dropped (from 42% in
American Cancer Society
added Nov 16, 2017 15:04
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[Oklahoma] Smokeout event focuses on pet adoption

The Wellness Now Tobacco Use Prevention Workgroup has partnered with the Central Oklahoma Humane Society for the Great American Smokeout Partners for Life Pet Adoption Event. This year's event focuses not only on the effects smoking has on people, but a
The Oklahoman
added Nov 15, 2017 02:08
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[Montana] Tobacco companies use American Indian themes to sell their deadly products

Montana Tobacco Use Prevention Program (MTUPP)... is joining forces with the American Cancer Society and the National American Indian Heritage Month for this year’s Great American Smokeout. This annual event challenges smokers to quit cigarettes for at le
Char-Koosta News
added Nov 12, 2017 01:55
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