Hookah: What is it?

It's nice to share…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailPrintArticle written by Meghan Petrie Shisha or Hookah is a mixture of tobacco and treacle, honey or sugar, and distilled water with fruit flavors. It first became popular in the form of a coconut shell in India and is one of the oldest traditions in the Middle East, Turkey, India, Asia and […]

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Drug, alcohol survey headed to parents

It's nice to share…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailPrintIn the next few weeks 800 households in Kanabec County will be receiving a survey from Invitation Health Institute (IHI) asking parents of 7th-12th grade students their opinions about alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use among youth.  To learn more about this collaborative efforts with the Mora and Ogilvie School Districts and the Substance […]

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Tobacco Cessation in Kanabec County

It's nice to share…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailPrintKanabec County residents are using the QUITPLAN Helpline.  15 individuals enrolled in the QUITPLAN Helpline between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012 (FY12). In the previous fiscal year, 11 individuals enrolled. The MN QUITPLAN program offers service to those who do not have health insurance coverage for tobacco cessation.   In addition, a new program called […]

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New Website Content about tobacco use among Medicaid enrollees

It's nice to share…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailPrintAccording to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Medicaid enrollees have nearly twice the smoking rates of the general adult population, and smoking-related medical costs are estimated to be 11% of Medicaid expenditures. The Public Health Service tobacco use clinical guidelines recommend comprehensive coverage of all approved treatments. Most state Medicaid programs […]

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Smoking in Low Socioeconomic Status Population

It's nice to share…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailPrint A news report from the Break Free Alliance outlines smoking behaviors and health impacts in various low Socioeconomic Status (SES) Population groups, to include: HIV/AIDS, homeless, incarcerated, disabled and more.  Click here to read more.  

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