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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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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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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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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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Tips for a Healthy St. Patrick’s Day in Indy!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Whether it’s the Shamrock Run & Walk, the Greening of the Canal, or the 31st Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, there are LOTS of fun things to do today in Indy. Here are some healthy ideas for celebrating this fun holiday: Walk the parade route. The parade kicks off at North [...]

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Fours are everywhere in March – What about FOUR great things about Health Promotions?

It’s the middle of March!  Meaning that the buzz of the town is all about “FOURS.” Which FOUR teams will make the FINAL FOUR? The excitement of the FIRST FOUR teams playing today and tomorrow. And, all this talk may remind you of the FANTASTIC FOUR! BUT!! Don’t forget FOUR great things about our Health [...]

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Everybody loves a quitter…

In the technical sense of the word, I have ALWAYS been a smoker, but I didn’t actively start smoking until I was 18. Like many have done in the past, Delorus Alderman started smoking at the age of 18.  It was part of the culture at that time.  There weren’t any laws banning smoking ANYWHERE.  [...]

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