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Project Quit Kickoff

By | August 30th, 2013|General|

Tobacco is one of the most difficult addictions to break. A successful tobacco quitter can make on average 10 attempts before they’re able to finally kick the habit. This week we launched Project Quit, a new initiative developed in partnership with the Arizona Smokers Helpline a.k.a. ASHLine to showcase the tobacco quit process.  Project Quit follows [...]

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New Year’s Resolutions & Public Health

By | December 31st, 2010|General, Prevention|

Our Tobacco Prevention Program will be hitting targeted audiences (lower income Arizonans) a few days before New Years and during January with smoking cessation messages. There’s no better time to motivate folks to quit smoking than January because that’s the time of year when people generally set health goals for themselves.  The ads (funded by [...]

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 [...]