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2014-04-04 23:35:28

With this new contract, beBetter will continue to provide services and products to any state resident trying to quit tobacco. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 beBetter Health, Inc., has been selected as the service provider for the West Virginia QuitLine for another three years by the state’s Bureau for Public Health. beBetter has been the chosen partner for West Virginia since beBetter launched the QuitLine in 2000. With this new contract, beBetter will continue to provide services...

2014-01-29 16:28:06

SUNBURY, Pa., Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During an event today at the Sunbury Housing Authority, Northumberland County, Secretary of Health Michael Wolf encouraged multi-unit housing properties across the commonwealth to incorporate smoke free policies. Wolf applauded the Sunbury Housing Authority for recently implementing smoke free policies at two of its indoor living communities. "Now more than ever it is critical to establish strong relationships with our community...

2014-01-14 12:27:41

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California Smokers' Helpline--http://www.nobutts.org--just made it easier for health professionals to refer their patients who smoke to the Helpline for free, evidence-based, tobacco cessation services in multiple languages. Health professionals can now register online for the Helpline's new free, web-based referral service. Once approved, it's easy and convenient to refer patients who want to quit smoking with the Helpline's...

2013-12-30 08:24:10

HONOLULU, Dec. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hawaii Tobacco Quitline is gearing up with a new campaign to help residents of Hawaii quit smoking for good as part of their New Year's Resolutions. Every New Year's Eve, thousands of people across Hawaii promise to better themselves in the coming year, vowing to give up bad habits in exchange for a healthier lifestyle. For many, this has traditionally been a time to think about their smoking habit, but new smoking bans may encourage people...

2013-11-17 12:20:18

HONOLULU, Nov. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Several community organizations throughout the islands are celebrating the American Cancer Society's 38(th) annual Great American Smokeout with events in November to encourage smokers to quit smoking for good. Held on November 21, 2013, the Great American Smokeout is an annual nationwide event created to encourage smokers to set a quit date for smoking. For the first time ever in Hawaii, people who want to quit smoking during the Great...

2013-11-15 12:25:25

Nearly All Quitters Relapse - Evidence-based Monday Approach Helps Sustain Effort NEW YORK, Nov. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the Great American Smokeout approaches on November 21(st) for its 38(th) year of rallying smokers to quit the habit on the third Thursday in November, The Monday Campaigns encourages individuals and groups to take advantage of "Quit & Stay Quit Monday," its evidence-based support program that leverages the "Monday effect," to build on the...

2013-10-24 12:27:10

It's Still Free... Coaching & Patches, Personalized Quit Plan, Quit by Phone or Online HONOLULU, Oct. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hawaii Tobacco Quitline announces their new online Coaching service. This service provides experienced web-based Quit Coaches(®) and free nicotine patches and gum to help curb cravings. In addition, they provide interactive lessons, exercises and tracking tools, online discussion forums with Quit Coaches and others trying to quit, plus encouraging and...

2013-09-09 12:27:26

Legacy Statement on Results of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention "Tips" Campaign WASHINGTON, Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to new research published in the British medical journal The Lancet, the US Government's first national smoking cessation campaign may have helped at least 100,000 people quit smoking for good. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101101/DC86294LOGO ) In 2012, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the...

2013-07-24 08:29:04

As the state's new tobacco prices go into effect, more Minnesotans are making efforts to quit. EAGAN, Minn., July 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Enrollment in Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota's Stop Smoking Support program has nearly tripled since the state's $1.60 tobacco tax increase took effect on July 1. Blue Cross enrolled 186 people in the first two weeks of July, compared to 69 people during the same period last year - a 170 percent increase. "Blue Cross advocated...

2013-05-31 12:23:43

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In honor of "World No Tobacco Day'' today, the Department of Health recognized communities in southeastern Pennsylvania for participating in the state's Young Lungs at Play program. Young Lungs at Play is a statewide program that promotes the establishment of tobacco-free parks and playgrounds by educating municipal officials on the risks and dangers of second-hand smoke and tobacco litter. "Each year, 18,500 Pennsylvania youth under...