|Photo: Cleaning up Kingman’s streets|
KINGMAN – Youth (and some adult) volunteers took time out of their weekend recently to help clean up Kingman.
Kingman and Kingman Academy high school students, as well as a few other volunteers, cleaned up large sections of Stockton Hill Road Saturday.
This included members of Kingman Youth Coalition Beating Up Teen Tobacco and the Kingman Area Meth Coalition.
They are proud of Kingman and hoped to make it look nice and “represent the way we feel about it.”
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By Mike Stobbe, ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORTER
Health officials have begun to predict the end of cigarette smoking in America.
They have long wished for a cigarette-free America, but shied away from calling for smoking rates to fall to zero or near zero by any particular year. The power of tobacco companies and popularity of their products made such a goal seem like a pipe dream.
But a confluence of changes has recently prompted public health leaders to start throwing around phrases like ‘endgame’ and ‘tobacco-free generation.’ Now, they talk about the slowly-declining adult smoking rate dropping to 10 percent in the next decade and to 5 percent or lower by 2050.
Acting U.S. Surgeon General Boris Lushniak last month released a 980-page report on smoking that pushed for stepped-up tobacco-control measures. His news conference was an unusually animated showing of anti-smoking bravado, with Lushniak nearly yelling, repeatedly, ‘Enough is enough!’
“Star Trek” star Leonard Nimoy, 82, revealed he is suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) after photos of him sitting in a wheelchair with an oxygen mask hit the web.
According to the COPD Foundation, “COPD is an umbrella term used to describe progressive lung diseases including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, refractory (non-reversible) asthma, and some forms of bronchiectasis.” It is characterized by increasing breathlessness.
Threw with Chew week is February 16-22! To support this week, the ASHLine will be running chew specific radio ads throughout the month of February. If you or someone you know chews or smokes and are ready to quit, you can call the ASHLine tollfree at 1-800-55-66-222 or visit ASHLine.org. You can also get the gum, patch or lozenge at no-cost! The ASHLine is a 100% service.
“You’re Not Alone”
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) – A big business is calling it quits on big profit because they say your health is more important.