Tag: tobacco free allen county

Observe Fire Prevention Week

Observe Fire Prevention Week

| October 9, 2017

Oct. 8 starts Fire Prevention Week, a national event to raise awareness of fire safety. This year, I’d like to thank local apartment property managers who are helping reduce the number of fires in Allen County by making their properties smoke-free. In addition to the health benefits, there are many other reasons to go smoke-free. […]

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HB 1001 and reducing Indiana’s tobacco use burden

HB 1001 and reducing Indiana’s tobacco use burden

| April 20, 2017

By Nancy Cripe Tobacco Free Allen County To thrive, Allen County needs to attract new, 21st century businesses and one of the key things prospective business owners look for is a vibrant, healthy workforce. Do they find that in Allen County where 23 percent (over one in five) adults still smoke? In the rest of […]

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Healthier Moms & Babies program lauded

Healthier Moms & Babies program lauded

| February 16, 2017

Kudos to the excellent work of McMillen Health, Healthier Moms & Babies and all who supported the launch this week of their Babies Love project, a wonderful new website and mobile app for pregnant women—http://babieslove.org. Aimed at reducing infant mortality, Babies Love puts critical information and resources at the fingertips of any woman of childbearing […]

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Help yourself, family quit smoking

Help yourself, family quit smoking

| December 19, 2016

The new year is fast approaching, and it’s a great time for fresh starts. If you’re a tobacco user, the best thing you can do is to make a quit plan. Smoking is still the number one cause of preventable death in Indiana. Making the decision to quit in 2017 can dramatically reduce your risk […]

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Back-to-school tobacco-free

Back-to-school tobacco-free

| September 5, 2016

By Nancy Cripe With Labor Day just around the corner of the upcoming weekend and the new school year fully in swing, summer is a wrap for Allen County’ children. Their days are packed with renewing and building friendships, adjusting to new schedules and teachers, laboring over homework, and stretching to find time for beloved […]

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HB 1001 huge step forward for Indiana health

HB 1001 huge step forward for Indiana health

| February 15, 2016

By Nancy Crip Tobacco Free Allen County joins public health advocates across the state in celebrating HB #1001’s passage out of the Indiana House of Representatives. Ostensibly a roads funding bill, HB 1001 offers great hope for a healthier Indiana through a provision that proposes to increase the state cigarette tax by $1 per pack. […]

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Make a plan to quit smoking

Make a plan to quit smoking

| February 8, 2016

By Patricia Turner Special to Frost Illustrated Every New Year’s Day, people all over the world make resolutions to improve their health and lifestyle. If you’re a smoker, the best thing you can do is to make a quit plan. Smoking is still the No. 1 cause of preventable death in Indiana. Making the decision […]

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