Category Archives: Tobacco

Oral Screens for Upper Iowa University Were a Success

By Katie Kust, Intern | As part of “Through With Chew Week,” on February 18, Helping Services sponsored free oral screenings for students and faculty at Upper Iowa University. Dr. Stephanie Beesecker from Sumner volunteered to conduct these screenings which … Continue reading

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Spit Out Tobacco, for the Last Time

By Tessa Willie | To help you quit using tobacco, contact Quitline. You may be eligible for eight weeks of FREE nicotine gum, patch, or lozenge. Quitting has benefits, no matter how long you have been using. Quitline Iowa wants … Continue reading

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Calmar Promotes Healthy Lifestyles Makes Trails Tobacco-Free

By Tessa Willie | The next time you think about using tobacco of any kind on the city trails in Calmar, resist! The Calmar City Council voted in favor of the health of Calmar citizens by making all city trails … Continue reading

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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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