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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Starting tomorrow, all Maricopa County Community College District campuses and district-owned facilities will be smoke-free and tobacco-free.
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.
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).
All Maricopa County Community College District properties will be smoke- and tobacco-free beginning July 1, 2012, the organization announced this week.
Owners: Sandi Graves, CH, and Donald H. Rice, CH
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.
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