Arizona Smoker’s Helpline

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Free CME program for behavioral health providers on tobacco cessation

By | October 10th, 2011|Behavioral Health, General, Prevention|

Arizona Smokers' Helpline, the University of Arizona, Mel and Enid Zuckerman, and the College of Public Health will present a free CME conference "Evidence-based Interventions for Tobacco Cessation in Populations with Mental Illness Challenges," Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. to behavioral health providers. The conference will take place at the [...]

Maricopa Integrated Health System Goes Smoke Free

By | June 10th, 2011|General, Prevention|

The Maricopa Integrated Health System has been recognized as a QUITZone for going smoke-free.  Our Bureau of Tobacco & Chronic Disease and the UA Healthcare Partnership honored them this week for their efforts to “walk-the-talk” in promoting healthy lifestyles and combating the health and cost burdens of tobacco use and secondhand smoke. To help achieve a [...]

Arizonans are Kicking the Habit / World No Tobacco Day

By | May 31st, 2011|Prevention|

Over 166,000 Arizonans kicked their tobacco habit in 2010.  Our smoking rate now stands at only 13.5%.  This news is exciting when you consider that many states have seen increases in tobacco use over the last couple of years.  This brand-new data isn’t published yet, but our team thinks that this will put is neck-and-neck [...]

ADHS to Win Copper Quills

By | May 18th, 2011|Prevention|

Our Tobacco and Chronic Disease program will win 4 of the coveted International Association of Business Communicators Phoenix Copper Quill Awards this week.  The awards are given annually to outstanding marketing and communications efforts, as judged by communications professionals around the US and Internationally. This year we’ll be getting awards for: Our Venomocity website and social media [...]

The President reportedly quit smoking, are you ready?

By | February 9th, 2011|Prevention|

Reports from Washington today say the President hasn't smoked in almost a year.  He said last summer he's spent his adult life trying to give up cigarettes.  Research shows that quitting is easier if you have help - Arizona Smokers' Helpline can help you.  We have resources on the phone, online and even medication to [...]

Arizona Breaking Through the National Smoking Trend

By | September 10th, 2010|Prevention|

A new report from the CDC this week showed that the smoking rate across the US has stayed flat at about 20% over the last 5 years.  Not so in Arizona, where we’ve decreased from 20% in 2005 to 16% in 2009, according to our latest BRFS report.   As is the case across the country, [...]

ASHLine Ringing off the Hook

By | June 21st, 2010|Prevention|

Our new advertising campaign that encourages people to call our Arizona Smokers’ Helpline is going great.  The ads  continue to bring in unprecedented call volumes to the ASHLine.  Since the commercials began airing less than a month ago, we’ve gotten more than 8,100 calls- which is more than the ASHLine receives typically in a five-month [...]

Mental Health & Tobacco

By | March 11th, 2010|Uncategorized|

Folks that face challenges with mental & behavioral health tend to smoke at a higher rate than others.  That makes this group a high priority for interventions to reduce their smoking rates.  Throughout 2010, we’ll be focusing on various intervention strategies for important health topics along these lines- and March is the final month of [...]

Mental Health & Tobacco

By | March 11th, 2010|Uncategorized|

Folks that face challenges with mental & behavioral health tend to smoke at a higher rate than others.  That makes this group a high priority for interventions to reduce their smoking rates.  Throughout 2010, we’ll be focusing on various intervention strategies for important health topics along these lines- and March is the final month of [...]