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Tobacco Free Alliance of Virginia

Introducing our newest Community member!

The Tobacco Free Alliance of Virginia is a broad partnership of private, not for profit and public leaders and organizations united in their focus on pricing of tobacco products, creating smoke-free environments, and funding tobacco prevention and cessation.

Learn More about their Mission by visiting their Community Page.

From April 10 - May 10, 2013, uninsured Virginia residents over 18 can receive FREE nicotine patches by calling 1-800-QUIT-NOW.

 

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Smoking cessation programmes delivered via mobile phone text messaging show increases in self reported quitting in the short term. We assessed the effect of an automated smoking cessation programme delivered via mobile phone text messaging on continuous abstinence, which was biochemically verified at 6 months.

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The Henry Ford Health System, in conjunction with the Joint Commission, has released a how-to manual for healthcare organizations looking to sustain and enforce their smoke-free hospital property policies.

The 28-page manual, “Keeping Your Hospital Property Smoke-Free,” is the result of a four-year research project funded by the Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The manual is available on the Joint Commission’s website.

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A recent study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine is the first to look at the content of iPhone applications (apps) for improving health behaviors such as smoking cessation.

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