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

New FDA Regulation of Tobacco

New FDA Regulation of Tobacco is effective August 2016. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration finalized a rule extending its authority to all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, cigars, hookah tobacco and pipe tobacco, among others. This historic rule helps implement the bipartisan Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act of 2009 and allows the FDA… Continue reading New FDA Regulation of Tobacco

Support Smoke Free Housing

Making public housing #SmokeFree would yield an annual cost savings of $153 million, and of course improve the health of children and seniors. Learn more about smoke-free public housing → hud.gov

Great American Smoke Out-2015

Great American Smoke Out Events 11/19/15 814 Jefferson (Lobby) – OPEN TO PUBLIC 9:00-11:00a Le-Moyne Owen College (students, faculty, and staff only) 11:30a -1:30p Christian Brothers University (students, faculty, and staff only) 11:30a- 1:30p Charles Powell Community Center – OPEN TO PUBLIC 3p-6p Alcy Elementary (students, faculty, and staff only) TBA

Gold Sneaker!!!

  Are you a Shelby County childcare provider? Do you know a Shelby County childcare provider? Are you Gold Sneaker certified??? Why Not?  Shelby County Health Department will host Gold Sneaker training on Saturday, September 26, 2015. This event will serve to increase the number of Gold Sneaker certified childcare facilities within Shelby County. The Gold Sneaker… Continue reading Gold Sneaker!!!

Let’s Quit Together!!!

  Let’s quit together! Quitting smoking is a process that sometimes takes many attempts before succeeding. The important thing is to learn from each quit attempt until one can quit for good. One should know tobacco dependence is a chronic condition, and research literature suggests that the average person who uses tobacco products makes five… Continue reading Let’s Quit Together!!!

Health Impact of Tobacco Use

Tobacco use in any form—even occasional smoking—causes serious diseases and health problems, including: Several forms of cancer, including cancers of the lung, bladder, kidney, pancreas, mouth, and throat Heart disease and stroke Lung diseases, including emphysema, bronchitis, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) Pregnancy complications, including preterm birth, low birth weight, and birth defects Gum… Continue reading Health Impact of Tobacco Use