Category Archives: Tobacco

Five Keys to Quitting- American Cancer Society

In preparation for the Great American Smokeout, this article was reposted with permission from the American Cancer Society – ACS . From providing cancer information, programs and services, to ACS events, they have been working for 100 years to eliminate cancer. … Continue reading

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KICK the Habit on Kick Butts Day March 19

By Tessa Willie | The Crestwood HEROES (Helping Explain the Risk of Every Substance), along with other area youth Substance Abuse Prevention groups, encourage you to kick your smoking habit. March 19 is nationally recognized as Kick Butts Day. Riley … Continue reading

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Through With Chew Week 2014 Is February 16-22

By Tessa Willie | In 2012, 80% of male high school students in Iowa chose not to use smokeless tobacco. In 2005 this number was 72%, meaning more and more students are choosing not to chew. To encourage all students … Continue reading

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Help Finish the Fight Against Tobacco Caused Cancer

By Tessa Willie | November 21 marks the Great American Smokeout, sponsored by the American Cancer Society. This annual event encourages people to stop using tobacco for the day and to make plans to quit. The Great American Smokeout coincides … Continue reading

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Enrollment in Quitline Iowa now offers eight weeks of free Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT)

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) is announcing an expansion of the free nicotine replacement program launched earlier this year for Iowans who enroll in Quitline Iowa. Beginning October 23, any participant who enrolls in the no-cost program could … Continue reading

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Dubuque- the All American City Celebrates the Great American Smoke Out

Guest Post by Dubuque Area Substance Abuse Coalition |  The American Cancer Society celebrates the Great American Smokeout (GASO) on the third Thursday of November annually by encouraging smokers to make a plan to quit, or make a commitment to … Continue reading

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Free Nicotine Replacement Patches and Gum From IDPH

Press Release from IDPH | If someone is thinking about quitting smoking,  this would be a great time to encourage them! Share this information. IDPH has not had funding to provide free patches and gum for a while (except to … Continue reading

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Tobacco Prevention, Everyone’s Doing It

By Tessa Schwake | Tobacco prevention happens on a local, national, and global level. From Youth Leadership Day to World No Tobacco Day, everyone can bring an end to tobacco use.

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Local Youth Got the Truth Out About Tobacco

Everyday in the US, 1200 people die  from tobacco use and many are effected by secondhand smoke. The local youth tobacco groups want to bring that number to zero.  So they worked hard to host events in their schools to get … Continue reading

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Starmont High School Fights Youth Tobacco Use

Starmont High School Fights Youth Tobacco Use Joined National Kick Butts Day Initiative March 21, 2012 The Starmont STUDS (Stopping Tobacco Use Daily at Starmont), a group of students focused on tobacco prevention and awareness, joined thousands of kids across … Continue reading

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