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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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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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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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4 Days ‘til July 4th Weekend: PART FOUR – Health Promotions

The final entry of our four-part blog series that has been full of introductions brings you an inside look at HealthNet’s Health Promotions!  A team that helps patients stay on the right track AFTER they leave the doctor’s office. ——————————————————————– Meet – Health Promotions   Community health centers are successful because of the fact that [...]

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