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!!!

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

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

Gold Sneaker!!!

WHAT IS THE GOLD SNEAKER INITIATIVE? The Gold Sneaker Initiative enhances policy related to health and wellness within licensed child care facilities in Tennessee. Gold Sneaker consists of 9 policies which deal with physical activity, nutrition and a tobacco-free campus. Participation in Gold Sneaker is voluntary and FREE! Child care programs that implement the policies will… Continue reading Gold Sneaker!!!

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