Charging Forward

Charging Forward

This past week I’ve been in Montana, and presented a workshop on how to use social media in tobacco dependence education, at the 2013 National Smokeless and Spit Tobacco Summit. What’s #NSSTS13? Many things are discussed in this forum: addiction, different...

Dr. C. Everett Koop

I learned tonight that Dr. C. Everett Koop died. He was 96. While I didn’t know him personally, I am still quite sad. A true advocate of improving public health. To me, he seemed to have been the U.S. Surgeon General forever. But, it was actually less than a...

$20 Incentive for Medi-Cal Members to Quit Smoking

Medi-Cal members who smoke have a great new reason to quit! A $20 gift card is not available for calling he California Smokers Helpline at 1-800-NO-BUTTS and developing a ‘quit smoking’ plan. Smoking is contributed to heart disease, lung disease, cancer and death. The...

Join the Fight For Air Walk on 11/3/12

The Fight For Air Walk is a 3 mile walk around beautiful parks in California. The walk is organized by the American Lung Association and the local Fight For Air Walk is held at Fairmont Park in Riverside. Fairmont Park is a fabulous park to walk around, because...
Tobacco and Your Teeth

Tobacco and Your Teeth

The National Conference on Tobacco Or Health (NCTOH) may be over, but it’s still on my mind. I’ve known people who have died too early, are currently struggling with disease – yet are so addicted they can’t seem to quit. I’m sure you do...

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