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GREAT AMERICAN SMOKEOUT 2011

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Join Bronx BREATHES and our partners on November 17, 2011
as we bring you free quit smoking literature, nicotine replacement patches and gum.
Click the above image for details  

 

JOIN US FOR THE 
3RD ANNUAL EDUCATIONAL FORUM

Addressing Health Disparities with 
Comprehsive Tobacco Control Programs
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World No Tobacco Day
May 31,2011

Sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO), World No Tobacco Day is held on the May 31st of each year. This annual event is an international day meant to highlight the health risks associated with tobacco use and advocate for effective policies to reduce consumption. In recognition of this day Bronx BREATHES will be distributing Tobacco Cessation literature and Free Nicotine Replacement (NRT) Patches and Gum to smokers looking to quit.  

Please come out and show your support. For information on location details please download our flyer. 

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To download the WHO poster please click here. 

 

Kick Butts Day 2011!

Wednesday, March 23, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Free Nicotine Patches and Gum
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Sponsored by Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, Kick Butts Day is a national day of activism that empowers youth to speak up and take action against Big Tobacco at more than 1,000 events from coast to coast.
This year Bronx BREATHES is working together with our community partners to make Kick Butts Day in the Bronx BIGGER than ever!
 

Download the flyer and a copy of the Special Edition Newsletter 

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The Great American Smokeout 2010!

Thursday, November 18th , 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Free Nicotine Patches and Gum!
 

Every year, on the third Thursday of November, smokers across the nation take part in the
American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout® by smoking less or quitting for the day. The event challenges people to stop using tobacco and helps make people aware of the many tools they can use to quit for good.

Bronx BREATHES is collaborating with the American Cancer Society, Montefiore Medical Center’s Office of Community Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, and Bronx Community Health Network to bring you tabling efforts at eight locations. Each location will offer Quit smoking Literature and Free Nicotine Patches and Gum privided by NYS DOH.

Join us at the following locations:

 

Montefiore Medical Center Moses Division
Inside Food Pavillion
111 East 210th Street, Bronx NY
Montefiore Medical Center North Division
Area Outside Cafeteria
600 East 233rd Street, Bronx NY
Jack D. Weiler Hospital
4th Floor Cafeteria
1825 Eastchester Road, Bronx NY
Albert Einstein Collelge of Medicine
Forchheimer Main Lobby (10:00am- 12:00pm)
1300 Morris Park Ave., Bronx NY
Family Health Center (FHC)
360 East 193rd Street, Bronx NY
University Avenue Family Practice
105 West 188th Street, Bronx NY
Comprehensive Family Care Center (CFCC)
1621 Eastchester Road, Bronx NY
Comprehensive Health Care Center (CHCC)
305 East 161st Street, Bronx NY

While supplies last
Patches availible in 21 mg, 14 mg, and 7 mg / Gum availible in 2mg and 4mg

For more information on the Great American Smoke out and how to quit smoking click here to visit the American Cancer Society website

Download the Flyer
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World No Tobacco Day 2010!

Each year World Health Organization (WHO) celebrates World No Tobacco Day, highlighting the health risks associated with tobacco use and advocating for effective policies to reduce consumption.
The theme for World No Tobacco Day 2010 is gender and tobacco, with an emphasis on marketing to women. World No Tobacco Day is a day drawing attention to the harmful effects of tobacco marketing and smoke on women and girls. Controlling the epidemic of tobacco among women is an important part of any comprehensive tobacco control strategy. This year, Bronx BREATHESin partnership with Bronx Community Health Network (BCHN)is sponsoring Tobacco Cessation efforts at 4 locations for World No Tobacco Day.

Please join us on:

Tuesday June 1, 2010
10 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
FREE Nicotine Patches and Gum* and Quit Smoking Literature
 

Jack D. Weiler Hospital
4th Floor Cafeteria
1825 Eastchester Road, Bronx NY
Montefiore Medical Center Moses Division
Food Pavilion Corridor
111 East 210th Street, Bronx NY
Montefiore Medical Center North Division
Area outside Cafeteria
600 East 233rd Street, Bronx NY
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Forchheimer Science Building, Main Lobby
1300 Morris Park Ave, Bronx NY

For more information on World No Tobacco Day please follow this link World Health Organization
 

 

 

KICK BUTTS DAY 2010 !

On March 24, thousands of youth in every state and around the world will STAND OUTSPEAK UP … and SEIZE CONTROL AGAINST BIG TOBACCO.

Kick Butts Day is a day of activism that empowers youth to take action against tobacco use at more than 2,000 events from coast to coast.

This year Bronx BREATHES will be collaborating with Bronx Community Health Network, American Cancer Society, Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Montefiore Medical Center’s Office of Community Health. We will be sponsoring Tobacco Cessation efforts at nine locations:

Jack D. Weiler Hospital: 4th Floor Cafeteria
1825 Eastchester Road, Bronx, NY

Montefiore Medical Center Moses Division: Food Pavilion Corridor
111 East 210th Street, Bronx. NY

Montefiore Medical Center North Division: Area Outside Cafeteria
600 East 233rd Street, Bronx, NY

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University: Forchheimer Science Building, Main Lobby
3200 Morris Park, Bronx, NY

The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore
3415 Bainbridge Avenue, Bronx NY

Family Health Center (FHC)
360 East 193rd Street, Bronx NY

Comprehensive Family Care Center (CFCC)
1621 Eastchester Road, Bronx, NY

West Farms Family Practice
1055 East Tremont, Bronx NY

Comprehensive Health Care Center (CHCC)
305 East 161st Street, Bronx, NY

 

Bronx BREATHES teams up with The American Cancer Society for The Great American Smokeout® 2009!!!

Every year, on the third Thursday of November, smokers across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout® by smoking less or quitting for the day. The event challenges people to stop using tobacco and helps make people aware of the many tools they can use to quit for good. Please join us at any of these three locations on November 19th, 2009 to receive literature, giveways and other tools on how to quit smoking:

Every year, on the third Thursday of November, smokers across the nation take part in the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout® by smoking less or quitting for the day. The event challenges people to stop using tobacco and helps make people aware of the many tools they can use to quit for good. Please join us at any of these three locations on to receive literature, giveways and other tools on how to quit smoking:

 

Jack D. Weiler Hospital
825 Eastchester Road, Bronx NY
4th Floor Cafeteria

Montefiore Medical Center Moses Division
111 East 210th Street, Bronx NY
Food Pavilion Corridor

Montefiore Medical Center North Division
600 East 233rd Street, Bronx, NY
Area Outside Cafeteria

 

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November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month
More people die from lung cancer than any other type of cancer. In 2004, lung cancer accounted for more deaths than breast, prostate, and colon cancer combined. The most important thing you can do to prevent lung cancer is to not start smoking or to quit if you currently smoke.
Source and for more information, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website here.


 

Join Bronx BREATHES at our Educational Breakfast Forum, "Clear the Air: Improve the Public Health Environment!" A discussion on the Bronx Health Care F/uploadedImages/bronxbreathes/STD_leg_bkfst.jpgacilities Collaborative Community Service Plan
Wednesday October 28 at 8:30am. St. Barnabas Hospital (4422 3rd Avenue, between 183rd St and 3rd Ave, Braker Building, Bronx 10457).
RSVP by Tuesday October 27 by phone (718.430.8912)or email.
View the Save The Date Flyer 

FDA Ban on flavored, clove cigarettes takes effect (September 22, 2009)
(USAToday.com) - The new federal ban on flavored cigarettes took effect on Tuesday, marking one of the first visible signs of the Food and Drug Administration's new authority to regulate tobacco. If you see continued sales of banned cigarettes, contact the FDA at their toll-free hotline (877-287-1373) or their website, www.fda.gov/flavoredtobacco 

Join the Montefiore-Einstein Cancer Center's 'BeSmart:Quit Smoking Program'!
Join the 8-session program created by a licensed Health Psychologist. Day and evening groups are available.
For info, call (718)430-2697, email, or visit Albert Einstein's Cancer Center. Downloadflyer 

 

E-cigarettes contain toxic chemicals, FDA Says (July 23, 2009)
Washington (AP) - Federal health officials said Wednesday they have found cancer-causing ingredients in electronic cigarettes, despire manufacturers' claims the products are safe than tobacco cigarettes.
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Senate approves FDA tobacco regulation (June 11, 2009)
The Senate has voted to give the government extensive new powers to decide how tobacco companies will make and market their products.
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Senate Advances Tobacco Legislation (June 9, 2009)
NPR Morning Edition -
Congress is edging closer to putting tobacco products under the FDA's purview. The Senate has voted to move forward on the bill and could pass it by the end of the week. The House already has passed a similar measure allowing the FDA to regulate the content and marketing of tobacco products.
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Cigarettes Without Smoke, or Regulation (June 2, 2009)
That electronic cigarettes are unapproved by the government and virtually unstudied has not deterred thousand of smokers from buying them.
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Cigarette Butts: Tiny Trash That Piles Up (May 29, 2009)
In moving to limit cigarette butt litter, municipalities are reckoning with the broader environmental consequences of the country's most vilified personal habit
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Falling U.S. cancer rate saves 650,000 lives: report (May 27, 2009)
Washington (Reuters) - A steady 15-year decline in the U.S. death rate from cancer translates to about 650,000 lives over that time, the American Cancer Society said on Wednesday. But cancer will kill 1,500 Americans every day on average -- with 1.47 million cases diagnosed and 562,000 deaths in 2009, the group said in its annual report on cancer statistics.
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Cancer death rate continues decline (May 27, 2009)
Atlanta (AP) - The U.S. cancer death rate fell again in 2006, a new analysis shows, continuing a slow downward trend that experts attribute to decline in smoking, earlier detection and better treatment.
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Cigarette Makers Lose Appeal in Landmark Case (May 22, 2009)
A federal appeals court on Friday largely endorsed a landmark ruling that found cigarette makers deceived the public for decades about the health hazards of smoking. The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington upheld the major elements of a 2006 ruling that found the nation's top tobacco companies guilty of fraud and violating racketeering laws.
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Cost of Cigarette Litter May Fall on San Francisco's Smokers (May 19, 2009)
A proposed fee would add 33 cents to the cost of a pack of cigarettes, helping offset the estimated $10.7 million a year spent cleaning up discarded butts
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Five States Announce Major Tobacco Victories (May 15, 2009)
North Carolina and Wisconsin Approve Smoke-Free Laws' Florida, Hawaii and Mississippi Enact Tobacco Tax Hikes
Recently, a number of historic victories have been made in the fight to protect workers and the public from the serious health hazards of secondhand smoke. Policy-makers in North Carolina and Wisconsin delivered victories for health and the public's right to breathe clean air when they approved strong smoke-free legislation to make all restaurants and bars smoke-free. With the addition of North Carolina and Wisconsin, a total of 27 states will have strong smoke-free laws that include restaurants and bars-protecting nearly 59 percent of Americans from the proven dangers of secondhand smoke. North Carolina has become the first traditional tobacco-growing state to make all restaurants and bars smoke-free.In support of these state efforts, RWJF funded educational direct mail campaigns, public opinion polling, and strategic and technical assistance facilitated through Americans for Non-Smokers' Rights and the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.
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