World No Tobacco Day

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May 312015

The last day of May is World No Tobacco Day. This year, the WHO is focusing on the illegal sale of tobacco products all over the world.

Here in the US, we’ve seen e-cigarette manufacturers ignore guidelines for cigarette advertising and use flavors like fruit and cotton candy to appeal to kids.

Visit StillBlowingSmoke.org to learn more about the risks of ‘vaping.’

All tobacco is harmful and carcinogenic. Check out Don’t Be a Dip to learn what ingredients are in chewing tobacco. Share it with your kids!

And if you’re ready to quit, call 1-800-QUIT-NOW or visit Try to Stop NH for tips on quitting for life. Calling a quit line is free, confidential and more than doubles your chances of quitting for good!

Nov 192014

Thursday, November 20, is this year’s Great American Smoke-Out.

Even if you quit tobacco for just 20 minutes, there will be noticeable changes in your body. Quit for a lifetime and you’ll save money and your health.

Call 1-800-QUIT NOW or visit TrytoStopNH.org for free help that will more than double your chances of quitting smoking, chew or snuff for good.

May 302014

Every May 31 is World No Tobacco Day, a chance for individuals and communities everywhere to say no to tobacco. In addition to being a major cause of preventable death, tobacco waste adds chemicals to our environment and water supply.

Our young people aren’t immune to this epidemic.

  • More than one in ten Sullivan County teens smoked a whole cigarette before they turned 13.
  • We have the highest rate in the state for teen cigarette and smokeless tobacco use.
  • 17.1% of local teens who smoked bought their tobacco at a retail store.

What can you do?

  • Send a clear message to your family about tobacco. Don’t allow smoking in your home or car. If you currently use tobacco, don’t use it in front of kids or teens. Tell your teens about the high costs of using tobacco and tell them you don’t want them to use.
  • Think about quitting if you do use tobacco. 1-800-QUIT-NOW will take you to the free quit hotline for New Hampshire (you’ll be automatically directed to your state’s quitline). Using a quitline more than doubles your chances of quitting for good. If you’re between 14-25 and use smokeless tobacco, MyLastDip.com can help.
  • If you own or manage a business, remind employees to not sell to those under 18 and keep employees on “smoke breaks” out of sight of young people – seeing others smoke or use tobacco gives the perception that tobacco use is normal and less harmful than it actually is.  The American Cancer Society also has tips on making your work place smoke free.

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