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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!!!

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

It’s HARD to quit tobacco!!!

Research shows that smokers are most successful in kicking the habit when they have support, such as:  Telephone smoking-cessation hotlines  Stop-smoking groups  Online quit groups  Counseling  Nicotine replacement products  Prescription medicine to lessen cravings  Guide books  Encouragement and support from friends and family members Using 2 or… Continue reading It’s HARD to quit tobacco!!!

#1 Cause of Stroke

Smoking is the number one cause of stroke. Smoking can: Make blood thicker and more likely to clot Increase the buildup of plaque (fat, cholesterol, calcium, and other substances) in blood vessels leading to the brain Lead to pain in the hands and feet; it may be severe Damage blood vessels in the brain Source:… Continue reading #1 Cause of Stroke

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!!!