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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Study Proves Graphic Tobacco Warning Labels Effective Public Health Messages

It's nice to share…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailPrintGraphic warning labels on cigarette packs used throughout the world to deter people from smoking by using stark images of blackened lungs or diseased individuals along with warnings of tobacco’s health effects are working, CBS News reports… read more   

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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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Government Study Finds More Teenagers Smoke Marijuana Than Cigarettes

It's nice to share…FacebookTwitterGoogle+emailPrintMore teenagers smoke marijuana than cigarettes, according to a survey released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The survey found 23 percent of high school students said they recently smoked marijuana, compared with 18 percent who said they had smoked cigarettes.  Click here for the full story.

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