Season’s Greetings from all of us in the Bureau of Tobacco and Chronic Disease!
2009 was filled with many great successes as we saw the smoking prevalence rates decrease to record low levels; hosted the National Conference on Tobacco or Health; launched the new Arizona Smokers’ Helpline Web site, ASHLine.org, and WebQuit; launched the award-winning marketing campaign Venomocity; and participated in other successful events such as the Great American Smokeout, Kick Butts Day, and World No Tobacco Day. We also saw the Bureau of Tobacco Education and Prevention merge with the Chronic Disease Prevention Program creating a unified front as we tackle tobacco and the long-term effects of its use. Many of our successes can be attributed to you, our Partners.
We look to you to help us bring Arizona further into the spotlight in 2010 as the best practice model for the rest of the country. So to that, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year! Thanks for the great year; we look forward to more highlights in the year to come.