Fifteen Pierce County employers will team up with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to promote employee health through worksite wellness programs.
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This week the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention launches a new ad campaign featuring the stories of former smokers living with smoking-related diseases and disabilities.
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Cigarette smoking is down in all grades. For example, just 10 percent of 10th graders reported smoking a cigarette at least once in the past 30 days — down from 25 percent in 1999. But percentage of 10th and 12th graders who smoke marijuana is nearly double the percentage of cigarette smokers.
In 2011, about 21 percent of adults who smoke traditional cigarettes had used electronic cigarettes, also known as e-cigarettes, up from about 10 percent in 2010, according to a study released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Quitting smoking is one of the most important things you can do for your health. The sooner you quit, the sooner your body can begin to heal. You will feel better and have more energy to be active with your family and friends.
The START plan: Set a quit date. Tell others about your plan to quit. Anticipate the challenges you’ll face. Remove cigarettes from your home, car and workplace, and Talk to your doctor about getting help to quit.
About 16 percent of tobacco retailers in Washington state illegally sold tobacco to minors this year, up from 11 percent in 2011 and 10 percent in 2010 and the highest level in more than a decade, according to a new report.
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has created a free smartphone app to help you quit smoking.
The app, NCI QuitPal was developed by the using the latest evidence-based smoking cessation methods and behavior change theory.
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All adults in Washington who are considering quitting tobacco can now again get free help from the Department of Health’s toll-free Washington State Tobacco Quitline.
On-site workplace clinics used to be primarily focused on patching up people who got injured on the job. Then companies added primary care and started emphasizing preventive screenings and other “wellness” services. But now their offering a variety of add-ons, including physical therapy, dental and vision exams, mental health counseling — even acupuncture and massage.
About 10% of King County adults smoke, plus an additional 2% use smokeless tobacco products. About 1 in 4 12th graders report using tobacco products. Overall, smoking accounts for 1 in 5 deaths in the county.