Maricopa County WIC Teams Help Moms Stop Smoking

In addition to assisting mothers with nutrition, breastfeeding and connections to a wide range of social services, the teams at Maricopa County WIC Clinics also help Moms and other caregivers provide healthier and safer environments for their families by referring them to the Arizona Smokers’ Helpline (ASHLine).

Miriam Herrera (pictured here) led the charge last year at the Glendale WIC Clinic, which made more than 130 client referrals to ASHLine, the state’s free smoking cessation service. ASHLine provides telephone and web-based quit services including one-to-one coaching and assistance with nicotine replacement therapies to help thousands of Arizonans quit smoking each year.

Miriam and the Glendale WIC Clinic recently received Maricopa County Office of Tobacco & Chronic Disease Prevention Awards of Achievement for their outstanding efforts.

Congratulations also go to the teams at Greenfield WIC clinic, which referred more than 120 clients and St. Mary’s WIC Clinic, which referred more than 70 clients.

Gladys Cedillos, community development specialist at the Maricopa County Office of Tobacco & Chronic Disease Prevention (center), recently presented Glendale WIC Site Supervisor Michele Giovanniello (left), and Miriam Herrera, CNW (right) with awards for referring the most clients to the Arizona Smokers’ Helpline (ASHLine).

Gladys Cedillos, community development specialist at the Maricopa County Office of Tobacco & Chronic Disease Prevention (center), recently presented Glendale WIC Site Supervisor Michele Giovanniello (left), and Miriam Herrera, CNW (right) with awards for referring the most clients to the Arizona Smokers’ Helpline (ASHLine).

2 Responses to Maricopa County WIC Teams Help Moms Stop Smoking

  1. Liane T. says:

    Congratulations to Maricopa County WIC Team. They have done a great job.

  2. Rob H. says:

    As a matter of fact, electronic cigarette companies don’t encourage pregnant women to use their products. Nonetheless, there is no doubt about the fact that electronic cigarettes are relatively less harmful than tobacco cigarettes, and since these cigarettes contain lesser toxins and lesser amount of tobacco, they might be a better option for pregnant women.

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