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2011-05-02 11:40:00

Collection of Manuscripts Dedicated Solely to Addressing Tobacco Control for Diverse Populations WASHINGTON, May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New research published today as a special issue in the American Journal of Health Promotion shows that population-based approaches to smoking cessation - mass media campaigns and smoking quitlines - can positively impact quitting behaviors among racial/ethnic minority and low socioeconomic status (SES) smokers, with varying effects across these...

2011-03-29 15:08:00

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Florida Department of Health and Tobacco Free Florida officially announce the third annual Tobacco Free Florida Week (TFFW), March 28-April 2. The observance celebrates the state's progress in reducing smoking rates across the state, as well as significant decreases in personal and state healthcare expenditures. The theme for this year's Tobacco Free Florida Week is Tobacco Free Florida: Saving Lives, Saving Money. At a time when...

2011-02-14 12:30:00

Florida voters passed Constitutional Amendment to create popular program TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Feb. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to new data, Floridians are paying $1 billion less in smoking-caused health care costs and there are more than 500,000 fewer smokers in the state since the Florida Department of Health's Tobacco Free Florida (TFF) program was created by voters in 2006. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080918/CFTFKLOGO) "Over the past four years,...

2011-02-11 12:00:00

'Quit for Love' Campaign Encourages Smokers to Put Loved Ones First HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Health will offer free nicotine replacement therapy, or NRT, kits starting on Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, to help Pennsylvanians who want to give up tobacco in the name of love. Under the "Quit for Love" campaign, the kits will be available through the state's Free Quitline (1-800-QUIT-NOW) for approximately six to eight weeks, or while supplies...

2011-01-20 04:00:00

American Lung Association Releases 2010 State of Tobacco Control Report WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Lung Association released its State of Tobacco Control 2010 report today, which tracks progress on key tobacco control policies at the federal and state level, assigning grades based on whether laws are adequately protecting citizens from the enormous burden caused by tobacco use. This year, the Lung Association applauds the federal government for...

2010-12-15 09:00:00

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Every year, millions of Floridians attempt to quit smoking. As 2010 comes to a close and Florida smokers consider making their 2011 New Year's resolutions, the Florida Department of Health and Tobacco Free Florida can help them quit for good with free support through phone, web and in-person quit smoking resources. On the heels of the groundbreaking U.S. Surgeon General's report released December 9, it is more important than ever before...

2010-11-17 13:23:00

Quit Resources, Tips Available at DeterminedToQuit.com HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Health offers support to help Pennsylvania smokers give up tobacco during the 35(th) annual Great American Smokeout on Nov. 18, an event sponsored by the American Cancer Society. "Pennsylvania has made great strides in reducing tobacco use in adults with rates showing a nearly five percent decrease since 2003," said acting Secretary of Health Michael Huff....

2010-11-17 12:30:00

New study shows every state dollar spent on tobacco prevention saved five dollars in health care costs OLYMPIA, Wash., Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New research reports that the state's Tobacco Prevention and Control Program is directly responsible for fewer people in Washington suffering and dying from tobacco-related heart attacks, strokes, respiratory diseases, and cancer. According to the new study, about 13,000 premature deaths have been prevented by the state's...

2010-11-17 09:00:00

Campaign will highlight nation's deadliest form of cancer TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tobacco Free Florida is re-launching its campaign in the month of November to coincide with Lung Cancer Awareness Month and to highlight the impact of lung cancer on society. An estimated 222,250 lung cancer cases are expected to be diagnosed in the United States this year and cigarette smoking is the main contributor to developing lung cancer.(1) In Florida alone, more...

2010-11-16 12:27:00

SEATTLE, Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by the Washington State Department of Health: WHO: Secretary of Health Mary Selecky Dr. Cheryl Healton, president and chief executive officer, Legacy Foundation Dr. Jeffrey Harris, director, University of Washington Health Promotion Research Center WHAT: News conference to announce new research on lives and money saved due to the state's tobacco prevention and control efforts. Thursday is the Great...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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