Tobacco Cessation in Kanabec County

It’s nice to share…Kanabec 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…According 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…More 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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New Report Shows That More Than One in Five Pregnant White Women Smoke Cigarettes

It’s nice to share… A new report shows that 21.8 percent of pregnant White women aged 15 to 44 currently (within the past 30 days) smoked cigarettes. The study conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) also showed that cigarette smoking levels among pregnant White women were significantly higher than the […]

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