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Indiana Cigarette Tax

Members of the Alliance for a Healthier Indiana coalition have invited public health advocates to express their support of an increase in Indiana’s cigarette tax. The Senate Appropriations Committee will be voting on the state’s budget, HB 1001, March 30. Along with adequate funding for evidence-based treatment services and a comprehensive tobacco prevention program, increasing [...]

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Going Smokefree This New Year? Don’t Go Alone!

Quitting tobacco is one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions.  Every January, countless people commit to a tobacco-free life, motivated by the promise of better health and more money in their pockets.  To meet their goal, they try a variety of methods, from medication to hypnosis.  Unfortunately, most attempts to quit tobacco are not [...]

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5 Myths About Quitting Smoking

If you or someone you know is thinking about quitting smoking, congratulations!  We want you to know you can quit and stay quit—without excuses!  Here are the top five myths about quitting smoking we hear in the Quit Tobacco Program at HealthNet. Myth 1:  I have to set a quit date. Fact:  Some quit smoking [...]

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World No Tobacco Day 2016 Focuses on Plain Tobacco Packaging

Today is World No Tobacco Day! World No Tobacco Day is recognized by the World Health Organization each year and works to spread awareness and fight tobacco use around the world. This year the focus is on “Plain Packaging” which shows the dangers of using tobacco. Other countries around the world have already implemented plain [...]

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Know Your Tobacco Products and Help Someone Quit!

When you think of tobacco, you probably think of cigarette smoking.  While cigarettes are the most popular form of tobacco, there are more products available than ever before to keep people addicted to nicotine and tobacco companies in big business.  Many items look so different from traditional tobacco products that you may have seen people [...]

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Great American Smokeout 2015

Today, November 19, communities across the country celebrate the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout.  On this day, tobacco users are invited to avoid smoking, dipping, or vaping for a day as they learn about resources that can help them stay quit for life.  It also is a great time to offer encouragement to tobacco [...]

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What You Should Know About Electronic Cigarettes

You see them advertised on television, at the checkout counter of your neighborhood mini-market or gas station, on billboards and now you can find specialty “Vapor” shops, all marketing Electronic Cigarettes. Electronic cigarettes or “e-cigarettes” have been in the U.S since 2006 and are becoming a popular replacement for tobacco smoking due to smoke-free laws [...]

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Preparing Yourself to Quit Smoking

It’s no secret that cigarette smoking is harmful to the human body. It’s also rare to come across someone who smokes who hasn’t tried to quit, is trying to quit or plans to quit in the future. In fact the American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates that 70% of people who smoke say they want to [...]

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Today is National Kick Butts Day!

Post by Stacey Chappell March 19 marks the 19th annual Kick Butts Day!  What exactly is Kick Butts Day?  This day was marked by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids to encourage youth to take a stand against ‘Big Tobacco’.  Youth and adults nationwide are encouraged to contribute to this cause by raising awareness of tobacco [...]

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Be A Quitter For One Day!

Today is the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout! Did you know that quitting for just one day can make a big difference in your health? HealthNet’s Tobacco Cessation Coordinator, Stacey Chappell, gives tips on quitting! What is the Great American Smokeout (GASO)? The Great American Smokeout (GASO) is a nationwide event held each year [...]

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