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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 [...]

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2011 Department Priorities Spotlight- Public Health Prevention

By | December 28th, 2010|Behavioral Health, Prevention|

The name of the game for Public Health Prevention in 2011 is integration and leverage.  Our Public Health Prevention Team will be focusing on the social determinants of health and working to implement policies, systems and environmental changes that make the healthy choices easy.  Here are some examples of our public health prevention priorities for the [...]

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ADHS E-Communications Site

By | August 2nd, 2010|General|

Just a reminder that you can sign up for electronic notifications in your in-box of our media releases, and lots of other cool communications like our weekly, in-season, healthy recipe at: http://visitor.constantcontact.com/email.jsp?m=1101362445484.  Tell your friends too.

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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 [...]

“Winnable Public Health Battles” Smoking and Tobacco Use

By | May 26th, 2010|Prevention|

All this week, I'm talking about the five "winnable battles" in public health as laid out by the new CDC Director - Dr. Thomas Frieden.  Dr. Frieden talked about focusing its strategic planning on public health and policy interventions to help win the 5 “Winnable Battles” in the next 3 years.  There’s not much on [...]

New Tobacco Quitline Ads

By | May 20th, 2010|Prevention|

Edit: Our agency does not provide free Nicotine Replacement Therapy. If you wish to receive this, please contact http://ashline.org or 1-888-55-66-222   We began running our new smoking cessation TV ad’s this month in targeted markets.   They use a “call to action” format and encourage smokers to call a phone number (the ASHline http://www.ashline.org/ 1-800-55-66-222) [...]

How to Live 12 Years Longer

By | April 30th, 2010|General, Prevention|

This week the Archives of Internal Medicine published the results of a 20-year lifestyle study on 4886 people in the UK between 1985 and 2005.  The study compared mortality rates among the group and analyzed longevity’s relationship to behavior.  The study compared people that had various bad behaviors- allocating 1 point for: 1) smoking; 2) [...]

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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