Muskingum County Blood Pressure Monitoring And Dental Health Program

POSTED BY: News Department
Monday, September 23, 2002 - 04:38 PM
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It's a popular habit that many people like: chewing tobacco. However in recent years numerous studies have shown that chewing snuff or tobacco can be detrimental to your health. One such possible health risk is high blood pressure. The Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department has teamed up with the OSU Extension Office and the Ohio State University College of Nursing to conduct a study to determine what health risks, if any, chewing tobacco poses. The study will also attempt to determine if there is a correlation bewteen chewing tobacco and dental problems. The year-long program is seeking approximately 100 males from Muskingum County, who are 18 and older and use chewing tobacco or snuff daily. Those who choose to participate also will recieve a cash incentive after the initial and final health surveys and dental exams. The program begins October 9th. Any questions, call 740-455-2217.

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