The alliance between Mobile Commons and the NCI is the next step in the five-year-old, New York-based company’s efforts to develop a resource center for healthcare-related programs. To that end, the company has also rolled out the Mobile Commons for Health platform. Ream more »
A recently released survey presented by the state Department of Health and Human Services says the percentage of North Carolina teens who smoke has hit an all-time low this year, down by close to 50 percent over the last decade.
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In its recent article, The Windsor Essex Community Health Centre provided some excellent information about keeping our teens smoke-free. But there was an important component missing – calling for a ban on youth possession of tobacco.
Convenience stores play a vital role in keeping tobacco from teens. Ream more »
Smoking is a terrible habit, but unfortunately, it is one that a lot of teen girls start. The habit is even worse when the smoker has kids to take care of and Leah Messer knows this, so perhaps that is why she wants to stop the unhealthy addiction!
While she doesn’t get on Twitter too often these days, she made an appearance Tuesday saying, “I really wanna quit smoking! Ream more »
As I was on the bus coming from school, I happened to glance out the window and I soon noticed two teenage boys coming out of a funeral parlor near Main Street smoking cigarettes. I looked at them deeply, wondering what was their reason for sticking a tobacco stick in their mouth. They didn’t notice me staring at them for a long time; I continued watching them as they walked by laughing at probably some idiotic joke.
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Minors went undercover to bars and shops, attempting to buy cigarettes and liquor. The sweep netted just two arrests after employees at the HighPoint Cigar Shop, 68 S. Weber Rd., and the BP gas station at 418 N. Weber Rd., were caught selling tobacco to teens, police said. Ream more »
A local organization has been busy raising awareness about the problem of underage smoking and the harmful effects tobacco has on minors.
Through local surveys, educational presentations at schools and community organizations, and health booths at local events, the Pico Rivera Alliance to Keep Youth Tobacco-Free is calling on residents and leaders to protect young people from the dangers of early tobacco addiction. Ream more »
Last week, thousands of teens and 20-somethings rallied at over 1,000 anti-tobacco events around the country and around the world for the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids’ 17th annual Kick Butts Day. But according to a new surgeon general’s report about teen smoking, every day should be Kick Butts Day.
One in four high school seniors smokes cigarettes. Most will become adult smokers and half will die prematurely from tobacco’s effects according to the report – the first on teens and smoking since 1964. Ream more »
The students, members of an anti-smoking club at Handong International School in Pohang, North Gyeongsang Province, have begun an online movement to gather a million signatures. In the petition the middle school and high school students claim that the Tobacco Enterprise Law is “unconstitutional.” Ream more »
“At one time the railroads used to be the mass transit in this country. At that time the trains would go by the warehouse, and the warehouse would actually act as a big billboard,” said Dan Rinehart, the owner of four warehouses. Ream more »