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Tobacco use is evaluated as a fifth vital sign in many doctors’ offices today. It has been added to the preliminary physical assessment because it is the number one preventable cause of death in the United States. It is highly encouraged to involve the healthcare provider in preparation, duration, and follow-up along the Tobacco Quit journey. It’s called a journey because it is a process that needs to be embraced by the individual that is fighting to achieve and maintain tobacco free living. Tobacco addiction is real and it has three parts to it, and to conquer it, it must be attacked from all sides. It is mental, physical, and social. (Freedom From Smoking, 2010 American Lung Association)

By the time 2012 is over, an estimated 226,160 new cases of lung cancer will have been diagnosed in the United States –14% of all new cancers diagnosed.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2012, 6-8 p.m.
Join us for this special witf community event. On Tuesday, September 18th from 6-8 p.m., witf will host an exclusive preview and discussion of WPSU’s newest documentary Why We Dance: The Story of THON.

Dozens of Pennsylvania parks and recreational areas are being declared smoke-free zones.

(Ephrata) -- A little more than a year ago, Ephrata Community Hospital in Lancaster County became one of the first in the region to implement a tobacco-free hiring policy.

Did you know that on average, adults who smoke cigarettes die 14 years earlier than nonsmokers?  And, that more deaths are caused each year by tobacco use than by all deaths from HIV, illegal drug use, alcohol use, motor vehicle injuries, suicides, and murders combined? (CDC.gov)  These are some good reasons to seriously think about taking steps towards quitting.

The American Lung Association’s latest health disparity report, “Cutting Tobacco’s Rural Roots: Tobacco Use in Rural Communities,” examines the prevalence of tobacco addiction and exposure to secondhand smoke in rural America, particularly among rural youth.

(Harrisburg) -- Sarcoma is one of the rarest types of cancer, with about 3,000 Americans being diagnosed with the disease last year.

One of the most difficult aspects of a cancer diagnosis is managing personal finances while living with and being treated for cancer.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 withstood a Constitutional challenge earlier this year.  Unless a new Congress votes to overturn the entire healthcare law or portions of it, the law will be implemented in its entirety by 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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