Teens & Ecigs

Appeal to Young People Youth and young adults cite a variety of reasons for using e-cigarettes. These include: Curiosity Taste, including the flavors available in e-cigarettes The belief that e-cigarettes are less harmful than other tobacco products Flavored e-cigarettes are very popular, especially with young adults. More than 9 of 10 young adult e-cigarette users… Continue reading Teens & Ecigs

Let’s Clear the Air

Let’s make our parks and outdoor areas tobacco-free!!! Single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the U.S. 7000 dangerous chemicals in cigarette smoke 69 chemicals that cause cancer Secondhand smoke smoke from the end of the cigarette smoke breathed out after each cigarette puff NO amount secondhand smoke is safe Has your life… Continue reading Let’s Clear the Air

Prayers Answered!!!

Mary’s Story This is my story about when I started smoking and when I quit smoking. I was in labor with my daughter and my husband smoked at that time. I would lite his cigarettes for him sometimes. I noticed when I was in labor when I inhaled the smoke and released it my pain… Continue reading Prayers Answered!!!

Let’s Do Something

There’s something wrong with this picture: The Walt Disney Company owns a major stake in VICE Media, a youth-oriented media company. And VICE has been producing ads for Philip Morris International (Marlboro)! Tell Disney to push VICE to end its relationship with Philip Morris. It’s highly irresponsible for VICE to use its expertise in youth marketing… Continue reading Let’s Do Something

TN Quit Line

  Has your life been affected by cigarette smoking? Are you a former smoker? Did you quit for personal health reasons? How long did you smoke? Are you a current smoker? Do you know someone who died after years of smoking? We are always looking for new stories for our Tobacco Cessation and Prevention Blog. You… Continue reading TN Quit Line

National Public Health Week

Click here to view Shelby County’s NPHW video All of us at the  Shelby County Health Department believe that we can make a difference as we strive to become the healthiest and safest community in Tennessee. Our mission is to promote, protect, and improve the health and environment of all Shelby County residents. Shelby County Health… Continue reading National Public Health Week