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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Think you've heard of every way possible to quit smoking? Etta Mae Lopez came up with a new one: slap a cop so you'll go to jail, where smoking isn't allowed. Lopez smacked Sacramento County sheriff's Deputy Matt Campoy...
Tags: Punishment, Health Treatments, Trials, Prisons
MERRILLVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Indiana has the nation's seventh-highest percentage of smokers, with more than a quarter of the state's population smoking, but more than half of those people tried to quit in 2011, according to a study. "Most people...
South Bend TribuneSOUTH BEND -- The day Regina West, 53, had her last cigarette last month, her 3-year-old granddaughter picked out a new dress for her at Good Will as a way to say congratulations. The South Bend woman had her first cigarette at 18, and is now about 45...
ST. JOSEPH COUNTY -- If you're a smoker and you've been waiting for the right time to quit -- today might be a good day. Thursday is the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout -- which encourages people who smoke to make a promise to stop. ...
ATLANTA (AP) — In a graphic new ad campaign announced Thursday, the government is trying to shock smokers into quitting with the sometimes-gruesome stories of people damaged by tobacco products. The new effort confronts a hard truth: Despite...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Three ex-smokers from Elkhart, Indianapolis and Markelville have collected a total of $5,000 in cash prizes from the state of Indiana for kicking the habit. The Indiana State Department of Health said Thursday that Jeanetta...
Tags: Awards and Prizes
ATLANTA (AP) — Graphic new cigarette warning labels may already be having the desired effect: Calls to a national smoker's quit line more than doubled the day they hit the media. The warning labels won't appear on cigarettes until next year, but...
WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama says the president has quit smoking. The first lady says her husband hasn't smoked in almost a year. She said it's a personal challenge for him and she's very proud. Michelle Obama made the comments in...
Clark County Health DepartmentWe hear people causally speak about osteoporosis; however, it can be a very serious health problem. Bone is living tissue, which is constantly being absorbed and replaced. Osteoporosis occurs when the creation of new bone does not keep up with the...
Authorities in Sacramento allege that a woman slapped a deputy as a way to go to jail and stop smoking. On Friday, Etta Lopez was sentenced to 63 days in jail for battery of a peace officer. She pleaded no contest to the misdemeanor charge and was...
Tags: Punishment, Trials, Prisons
CHILD SERVICES-MENTAL HEALTH DCS pilot program closes mental health gap (Information in the following story is from: The Times, http://www.thetimesonline.com) INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A pilot program to provide mental health services to children in...
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Indiana State University is considering changing its health insurance policies to reward employees who agree to health screenings and risk assessments and penalize those who use tobacco products. ISU officials tell the...
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