Stories tagged with: Smoking

February 4, 2014 - 6:05pm
1 year 29 weeks ago

Despite efforts to prevent smoking, it's still an ongoing problem. Kylie Jones, a Health Educator at the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department, said part of the reason is due to a lack of funding, making it difficult "to fight the battle of tobacco use."

Jones said, "It's the people starting younger and then becoming tobacco users for a lifetime. But if we can kind of decrease the amount of youth that are starting, like I said, younger than 26. They have a...

August 13, 2013 - 4:05pm
2 years 2 weeks ago

In efforts to stay healthy, some people have turned to electronic cigarettes as an alternative for smoking.

Although electronic cigarettes contain less chemicals than traditional tobacco based cigarettes, the health benefits are minimal.

"I think they both have their concerns a lot of people think they can use electronic cigarettes and stop smoking, but they have to remember the main addicting substance is nicotine and that's what's in the electronic cigarette, " said...

August 7, 2011 - 6:23pm
4 years 3 weeks ago

Corpses, cancer patients and children in smoke: just some of the images the federal government plans to put on cigarette packages.

A powerful change to U.S. cigarette packs sparks a heavy debate. The Food And Drug Administration revealed earlier this summer the nine new warning labels that portray the negative health effects of using tobacco. This will be the first authorized change on cigarettes in 25 years. Among the change cigarette labels will now have ...

April 20, 2011 - 4:01pm
4 years 19 weeks ago

 

Online videos may be the tool you need to use to quit smoking.

The Zanesville Muskingum County Health Department is teaming up with the Ohio Department of Health's "Healthy Ohio" program, for a multi-media campaign to help Ohioans stop smoking. The campaign. Called 'Dear Me Nobody Can Make Me Quit But Me', features online videos of real smokers writing letters to themselves about their own tobacco addiction and struggle to quit.

“It's a way for a...

November 9, 2010 - 6:47pm
4 years 42 weeks ago

Are you ready to start over and to get back on track to a healthier lifestyle?

The medical community is challenging smokers to go 24 hours without lighting up next Thursday, November 18th during the Great American Smokeout.

Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in our country, but yet, 46 million adults still choose to smoke-and their choice causes another 125 million adults and children to be exposed to secondhand smoke.

Doctors indicate nearly three...

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