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

October 31, 2012

Click on the Image to go the article. The article can be found on page 14

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




Yavapai County Health Services and ASHLine Represented at Prescott Valley Business and Health Fair

October 19, 2012

The 16th Annual Prescott Valley Business and Health Fair took place on September 15, 2012. This event was a partnership to bring awareness of all the services Yavapai County Community Health Services can provide in both our public health and clinic services.  Nearly 400 personal interactions were made in the one day event.  We were able to promote Ashline and also upcoming CDSMP Living Well workshops.

Click Here to read coverage on the event in the Prescott Valley Tribune

Pima County’s MVP Award gets Media Attention

October 18, 2012

Pima County receives award for youth anti-smoking campaign

Posted by Elizabeth Walton – email
October 16, 2012

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -The Pima County Health Department has been recognized for its efforts to keep the county’s youth from smoking, after receiving an Award of Achievement at the quarterly county partner meeting in September.Arizona’s Department of Health Services Bureau of Tobacco and Chronic Disease made the presentation at the meeting, which is designed to ‘honor outstanding work in tobacco control and chronic disease prevention.’PCHD received the recognition for work done on their Student Wellness Advocacy Teams (SWAT) Youth Summit held in March 2012.  The SWAT summit hosted over 200 students from 22 different schools across seven districts in Pima County.

Students showed their enthusiasm about the new statewide youth initiative, learning about tobacco policies, and how to spread the word about tobacco and chronic disease prevention in their schools and communities.  The summit attendees not only learned from experts, but one another on tobacco prevention, physical activity and nutrition.

This is only the second time the Bureau has issued awards as part of the ‘Most Valuable Partner Award Program.’  The program is geared toward recognizing and celebrating the remarkable and impactful work of all tobacco and chronic disease partners statewide.

Wayne Tormala, chief of the state bureau had this to say about the program in a recent press release, “These outstanding programs are to be congratulated for contributing to the steady decrease in tobacco use in our state. Smoking prevalence is down to 15 percent in Arizona, compared to 19 percent nationally.”

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