Navigation Links
State Health Officials Seek Quitters as Part of Great American Smokeout
Date:11/13/2007

Search for Eight Video Bloggers Part of Innovative Tobacco Cessation Campaign

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of the Great American Smokeout(R), Pennsylvania is searching for eight residents who are willing to document their attempts to quit using tobacco on a video blog.

The American Cancer Society's annual event, held on the third Thursday in November, urges smokers to quit for a day in the hope that they will stop using tobacco for good.

"Pennsylvanians who are looking for support in their effort to give up tobacco should call the Department of Health's toll-free Quitline at 1-800-QUIT-NOW," said state Health Secretary Dr. Calvin B. Johnson. "Tobacco users who try to quit are more successful if they have a support mechanism in place."

In addition to the Quitline, the department offers support information through http://www.health.state.pa.us/quitnow. Dr. Johnson noted that it can take as many as seven attempts before a tobacco user is successful in his or her effort to quit.

With the help of the department's tobacco prevention and control program, the number of smokers in the state fell by more than 300,000 from 2002 to 2006.

The video blogger project marks the latest effort in Pennsylvania's ongoing tobacco prevention and control campaign designed to encourage individuals to quit -- or not start -- using tobacco products and to curb the sale of tobacco to minors. The bloggers will share their personal stories and be part of a new initiative to raise awareness of local support resources, help individuals to develop their own quit plans and ultimately help to reduce the number of people who use tobacco products in Pennsylvania.

The video blogger project will allow real people to help others find the courage, support and strength to make a quit attempt and stop using tobacco products. Tobacco users interested in making a serious attempt to quit tobacco and represent their region as a video blogger should call (717) 703-3656, ext. 165 before Friday, Nov. 23.

A list of events and activities taking place throughout Pennsylvania for the Great American Smokeout is available at http://www.health.state.pa.us.

CONTACT:

Yasmin Coleman

(717) 787-1783


'/>"/>
SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of Health
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Conventional prognostic factors fail to explain better prostate cancer survival in most Asian men
2. First biomarker discovered that predicts prostate cancer outcome
3. Frequent Prostate Screens Fail to Improve Aggressive Cancer Diagnoses
4. New male sling procedure helps prostate cancer survivors who suffer from urinary incontinence
5. Us TOO Launches National SEA Blue Campaign for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
6. HHS Announces $75 Million in Supplemental Funding to States for Pandemic Flu Preparedness
7. 4-Star Gen. Barry Mccaffrey, Former U.S. Drug Czar, to Keynote Recovery Happens! Rally for Treatment: Wed., Sept. 5, 11 Am, State Capitol West Steps, Sacramento
8. Expert on Emerging Infectious Zoonotic Diseases Joining K-State as a Regents Distinguished Professor
9. Red wine compound shown to prevent prostate cancer
10. Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis Launches Aggressive Ad Campaign Directed at United States Congress
11. PA Secretary of Public Welfare Responds to Warren State Hospital Closure Rumors
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/25/2017)... ... June 25, 2017 , ... FCPX LUT Vintage Volume 2 for ... look. FCPX LUT Vintage Volume 2 contains 60 different color-grade presets, giving editors multiple ... vignettes and blurs to single out subjects, plus much more. FCPX LUT Vintage Volume ...
(Date:6/25/2017)... ... 2017 , ... An increase in wetter weather in the Northern California area ... that; a humdinger of an allergy season. A relief from drought conditions is most ... grass and weed pollen. , “Our patients have been reporting the typical allergy ...
(Date:6/25/2017)... ... June 25, 2017 , ... June is Men’s Health Month and the focus ... cancer among men in the U.S. and the third most common cause of cancer related ... one man in seven will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. Those ...
(Date:6/24/2017)... , ... June 24, 2017 , ... ... family. Located at 217 Portion Road in Lake Ronkonkoma, Dental365 offers patients high-quality ... weekends so that visits to the dentist fit into their patients’ busy lifestyles. ...
(Date:6/23/2017)... ... 23, 2017 , ... The Rhode Island Quality Institute (RIQI) ... and Dashboards, an innovative new service enabling healthcare providers to proactively coordinate care ... and Dashboards provide near real-time data about patients admitted to and/or discharged from ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/7/2017)... DUBLIN , June 7, 2017 Endo ... on June 7, 2017, the Hon. Joseph R. ... District of West Virginia , entered ... Systems, Inc. Pelvic Repair System Products Liability Litigation (the ... filed MDL cases to provide expert disclosures on specific ...
(Date:6/5/2017)... OMAHA, Neb. , June 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... chair in the United States ... chair that helps a fallen person up to an ... is easily assembled and operated by one assistant and ... hand. It is simple enough that a child can ...
(Date:5/30/2017)... 30, 2017 DarioHealth Corp. (NASDAQ: DRIO), a leading global ... announced that it will be presenting at the 7th annual LD ... Erez Raphael , CEO, of DarioHealth will be giving the ... held on June 6th & 7th, 2017 at the Luxe Sunset ... / micro-cap space. About LD ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: