Let’s Quit together

The BIGGEST reason to quit is the SMALLEST. Thinking about that New Year’s Resolution? Now is the time to think about your plan if you are currently a smoker (or know someone who is). Call the Quit Line at 800-QUIT-NOW. Advertisements

Don’t get tricked!!!

Children and young adults usually go for the bright candy wrappers and the fruit flavors. We know this and so does Big Tobacco. So they are making addictive products look like candy.  Many people think flavored cigars and smokeless tobacco products are safer than regular cigarettes. Let’s review some facts about flavored cigars and smokeless tobacco… Continue reading Don’t get tricked!!!

Graphic Warnings!!!

Public Health Groups Sue to Force FDA Action on Graphic Warnings http://publichealthlawcenter.org/blogs/2016-10-04/public-health-groups-sue-force-fda-action-graphic-warnings?utm_source=Public+Health+Law+Center&utm_campaign=3264c336bf-October_Bulletin_10172016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_59c1ffe67d-3264c336bf-116638981 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… Continue reading Graphic Warnings!!!

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

Let’s BReATHe

The Shelby County Health Department will sponsor the community-wide Let’s BReATHe (Be Recognized As Tobacco Healthy)Back to School Health Fair on Saturday, June 20, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Tiger Lane, 450 Early Maxwell Blvd Memphis, TN 38104. This event will serve to increase health awareness through education and prevention. The Shelby County Health Department believes the Let’s BReATHe Back to School Health Fair will provide a valuable service to our community. We would like to provide basic well-child screenings, immunizations, as well as blood pressure and glucose checks. A variety of informational… Continue reading Let’s BReATHe