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2012-04-03 09:21:09

Tips from Former Smokers campaign shows real lives and bodies damaged by tobacco Two weeks after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launched the Tips from Former Smokers campaign, calls to the 1-800-QUIT-NOW quitline have more than doubled. Call volume rose from 14,437 calls for the period Monday, March 12 — Sunday, March 18, to 33,262 calls for the period Monday, March 19 — Sunday, March 25, and a record 34,413 calls for the period Monday, March 26 —...

2010-01-21 13:46:00

Governor Rendell Proclaims January 24-30 as 'Determined To Quit' Week HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Health will provide free nicotine patches to help Pennsylvanians who are trying to quit tobacco starting Monday, Jan. 25. Kits will be offered -- while supplies last -- through the PA Free Quitline at 1-800-QUIT-NOW. The Nicotine Replacement Therapy, or NRT, kits were paid for by funding from a legal settlement with the tobacco industry. No taxpayer...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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