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Louisiana smoking rates remain high

Despite efforts to get people to quit smoking, Louisiana is still in the top five when it comes to the rate of smokers per capita... "No one else in the country has the smoking cessation trust," said Rogers. "We're the only ones that have that." The tru
WWL 870 AM / 105.3 FM (New Orleans, LA)
added Sep 24, 2016 21:50
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[Louisiana] Register for the Smoking Cessation Trust (Scott Class Members)

SMOKING CESSATION TRUST ("SCT") has processed 56,396 Applications for membership in the Scott Class at the end of business June 30, 2016. SCT has approved 54,118 or 96.09% of all applications received.
Smoking Cessation Trust
added Sep 24, 2016 21:49
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Mark Ballard: How plenty of cigarette money fuels Louisiana political campaigns -- even the doctors in office

Louisiana has twice as many doctors in Congress as California — a state with almost nine times more people and 47 more congressmen. They prefer to be addressed as “Doctor.”...They’re all Republican, oppose the Affordable Care Act, and three of the four h
Baton Rouge (LA) Advocate
added Sep 18, 2016 23:25
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More Than 60,000 Louisiana Residents Now Registered for the Free Smoking Cessation Trust Program

The Smoking Cessation Trust (SCT) recently crossed another major milestone by exceeding 60,000 applicants (60,288, as of Sept. 7), who have made the commitment to do one of the hardest things they will probably ever do in their lives—quit smoking. Accord
The Creole
added Sep 14, 2016 18:08
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REYNOLDS AMERICAN FOUNDATION ANSWERS CALL TO SUPPORT AMERICAN RED CROSS EFFORTS IN LOUISIANA

The Reynolds American Foundation has donated $200,000 to the American Red Cross for assisting flood victims in Louisiana. . . . The Reynolds American Foundation focuses its contribution resources in communities where significant numbers of Reynolds Americ
Reynolds American (RAI)
added Aug 31, 2016 15:59
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[Louisiana] State Health Agency Adopts Smoking Cessation App

SmartQuit app, developed by 2Morrow, will soon be free for many people in Louisana thanks to a deal with that state's health department. There are a ton of smoking cessation apps out but, like many areas of digital health, quantity does not mean quality
MedPage Today
added Jul 17, 2016 15:10
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[Louisiana] School board to consider e-cigarette ban

The Tangipahoa Parish School Board will consider a policy change that would bar e-cigarettes on school campuses...said using e-cigarettes or "vaping" has increasingly become an issue at schools, with principals unsure of how to address it. He said student
Hammond (LA) Daily Star
added Jul 17, 2016 14:46
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[Louisiana] Picking up 52.9 Million Plastic Cigarette Butts off Beaches

That is the disgustingly large number of cigarette butts beach cleanup volunteers have collected over the past 25 years during the International Coastal Cleanup, an annual event sponsored by the Ocean Conservancy. Consistently the number one piece of li
NOAA Office of Response and Restoration
added Jul 14, 2016 15:32
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[Louisiana] Smoking Treatment Center offering free cessation program

in 2011, the judgment in a 14 year old class action lawsuit, "Scott v. American Tobacco Company," became final...it ordered certain tobacco companies to fund a statewide 10-year smoking cessation program for Louisiana residents who smoked a cigarette befo
KSLA-TV Ch. 12
added Jul 13, 2016 14:14
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[Louisiana] Alzheimers Q&A: Is there a link between smoking and dementia?

Studies have shown that smoking is a significant risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia, as smokers are twice as likely to develop the disease as non-smokers. According to the research compiled at the University of Eastern Finland and
Baton Rouge (LA) Advocate
added Jul 4, 2016 17:40
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