Article in Spanish Newspaper Recognizes Youth in Yuma County for Work Against Tobacco and Drug Addiction

October 31, 2012

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Promueven rechazo a tabaco y drogas (Students Promote Rejection of Tobacco and Drugs)

October 30, 2012

San Luis Middle School celebra semana del Listón Rojo (San Luis Middle School celebrates Red Ribbon Week)

October 26, 2012

San Luis, Ariz.— Como parte de la conmemoración de la Semana del Listón Rojo, estudiantes de la escuela San Luis Middle School sostuvieron este jueves actividades para promover el rechazo al tabaco y las drogas.

Miembros del grupo Embajadores de Salud hicieron equipo con representantes del Programa de Prevención del Uso del Tabaco, perteneciente al Distrito de Salud del Condado de Yuma, montando un ataúd simbolizando a víctimas del tabaquismo y portando disfraces de cajetillas de cigarros con leyendas alusivas al daño que produce el fumar.

Además, los embajadores invitaron a sus compañeros estudiantes a firmar un cartel donde se comprometen a mantenerse alejados de las drogas.

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October 30, 2012

— minutes, the time it takes for second-hand smoke to cause airway restriction in bystanders in smoke-filled bars and cars. Researchers warn that bystanders may be unaware of how much they are affected by second-hand smoke; while the participants didn’t report any breathing problems, their airways showed physiologic changes indicating impaired function

Presented at CHEST 2012 annual meeting of the American College of Chest Physicians

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Women who Give up Smoking Extend Lives by 10 Years

October 30, 2012

By Oct. 29, 2012



A new study of over a million women reports smokers more than triple their risk of dying early compared with nonsmokers, and that kicking the habit can virtually eliminate this increased risk of premature death.

Smoking remains the leading causes of preventable death in both the U.S. and the U.K. Lead study author Richard Peto, a professor at the University of Oxford in the U.K. and his colleagues conducted one of the largest studies looking at the hazards of smoking and the benefits of quitting among women born around the 1940s. These women were among the first generation of females to smoke regularly throughout their lifetimes, and tracking these women into the 21st century provided the most comprehensive look at the prolonged effects of smoking, as well as the benefits of quitting.
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MCTUPP in the News!

October 22, 2012

Mohave County Tobacco Use Prevention Program (MCTUPP) Gets News Coverage for Successes at the BTCD Most Valuable Partner Awards and at the Kingman City Council.  Click on the Pictures below to read the coverage.


The Kingman Daily Miner Covers MCTUPP’s 3 MVP Awards

Today’s Daily Herald and Havasu News covers Mohave County’s MVP successes as well.

Mohave County News issues Press Release about KIngman Youth Coaliton Beating Up Teen Tobacco’s (KYCBUTT) success at passing a tobacco ban with the Kingman City Council.

Mohave County News issues Press Release on MCTUPP’s MVP Awards