Sunday, July 14, 2013 10:03 am
They huddle outside office buildings and they can’t satisfy their nicotine cravings by lighting up on planes and trains, but now smokers could be getting a break from an unlikely source.
Thursday, April 18, 2013 9:49 am
Starting next semester, students who smoke will have to find other places to light up between classes. All Arizona State University campuses and buildings will become tobacco-free beginning Aug. 1.
Saturday, January 5, 2013 7:54 pm
The ASHLine, a tool in providing free quit smoking support and NRT (nicotine replacement therapy) items such as the patch, gum lozenge or medication at free or reduced costs, is helping open a new Phoenix gym.
Monday, November 19, 2012 5:00 pm
Arizona State University will become a tobacco-free campus beginning next summer, but in protest and to raise awareness of the ban, a student-led group passed out cigarettes to students on the Tempe campus Wednesday.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 2:49 pm
Sponsored by the American Cancer Society, the annual event which will be hosted Thursday, Nov. 15, challenges smokers to start the quit process by joining thousands of other Americans in quitting for the day.
Thursday, August 16, 2012 7:49 am
Despite implementing a state policy change allowing better treatment options for women with breast and cervical cancer, Arizona still falls short on combatting cancer, according to a new report by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). How Do You Measure up?: A Progress Report on State Legislative Activity to Reduce Cancer Incidence and Mortality evaluates each state’s activity on seven issues crucial to winning the fight against cancer.
Sunday, July 1, 2012 2:15 pm
Starting tomorrow, all Maricopa County Community College District campuses and district-owned facilities will be smoke-free and tobacco-free.
Friday, June 29, 2012 6:12 am
Starting Monday, Jodi Soden, a student at Mesa Community College, will be among those who have to get through the day without having a smoke on campus as all Maricopa County Community College District facilities become smoke- and tobacco-free.
Tuesday, December 27, 2011 11:37 am
Contradictory messages are flying at us left and right: we're
starving, we have a hunger epidemic, we're obese, diets don't work,
but lose weight, but we're starving. Plus, we've got doctors afraid
to tell patients they're fat, and fat people getting fatter (yes, I
used the socially unpopular word).
Sunday, October 23, 2011 11:00 am
All Maricopa County Community College District properties will
be smoke- and tobacco-free beginning July 1, 2012, the organization
announced this week.
Sunday, January 23, 2011 2:00 pm
Owners: Sandi Graves, CH, and Donald H. Rice,
Monday, March 26, 2007 11:00 pm
At the start of every year, many smokers make the promise to
quit smoking once and for all, and with the new indoor smoking ban
that passed this year, effective in May, more smokers than ever are
looking to quit. The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS)
is offering Arizona Smoker's Helpline, where the public can talk to
a quit tobacco counselor, listen to recorded tips, obtain a list of
cessation programs in their area and learn about the best
strategies for quitting; (800) 556-6222. ADHS also offers
www.ashline.org, where people can view the effects of tobacco on
health, learn how quitting tobacco affects the body from 20 minutes
to 10 years. Find out, through quizzes, how addicted the smoker is
and how much the habit costs. Maricopa County Tobacco Use
Prevention Program is a free, six-week quit tobacco program that
includes 60 to 90 minute classes that meet at a pre-scheduled time
each week. Classes are facilitated by Arizona state certified
treatment specialists, a researched-base curriculum, 50 percent off
the retail price of nicotine replacement therapy and interactive
discussion groups; (602) 372-7272. Chandler Regional Hospital
offers free smoking cessation classes at its Chandler facility. Six
weeks of classes are offered to anyone interested. Each week, the
one-hour class includes interactive discussions on the benefits of
quitting, techniques to handle cravings and triggers, stress
management, information on the proper use of nicotine replacement
therapy, relaxation techniques, the importance of a support system
and more. Registration required; (602) 372-7272.