Spokane Regional Health District (SRHD) is working to include vaping devices under its county-wide enforcement of Washington state’s Smoking in Public Places (SIPP) law.
As advertisers have proven time and again, the thought of getting something for nothing truly can motivate behavior.
Having a smoke-free policy is a growing trend in multi-family housing. Renters want it, owners like it, insurers respond to it, managers appreciate it, and maintenance staff are grateful for it.
Spokane Regional Health District (SRHD) is proud to promote free nicotine replacement therapy
Hard to believe, but it has already been 10 years since Washington state’s Smoking in Public Places (SIPP) law was enacted.
Among the hustle and bustle of a busy practice, it is understandable that a provider might overlook asking some important questions.
‘I will prevent disease whenever I can, for prevention is preferable to cure.’ Used in many medical schools today, many providers subscribe to this core tenet of practicing medicine. And the commonly-acknowledged, low hanging fruit in terms of prevention? Quitting smoking.
It is an indisputable fact, smoking causes an enormous burden on public health. But while policy measures are being applied more widely to control tobacco use, inadequate attention is given to what health care professionals can do in their routine work with patients.
For those who smoke tobacco, quitting usually ranks high on the New Year’s resolution list. In fact, XX% of those who smoke in Spokane County stated in a recent survey that they wish to quit. What better time for the local medical community to recommit to supporting patients’ successes in quitting?
As a provider, you likely already know that when it comes to your patients quitting tobacco, it is not an easy fight. But it is a winnable battle and it is the best change a person can make to improve their health. In some cases, it takes seven to 10 quit attempts before a patient quits for good.
More than 11 years after a federal court first ordered big tobacco to tell the American people the truth about their deadly and addictive products, things are beginning to change.
More tools you can use specific to tobacco, vaping device and marijuana prevention.
It’s that time of year again – when many people are contemplating making changes as they ring in the new year with hopeful plans for what 2017 will bring.
Looking for an easy to implement campaign to educate youth about marijuana? Here are two campaigns for use:
An important area of focus for Spokane Regional Health District’s Tobacco, Vaping Device and Marijuana Prevention program is monitoring the market for emerging products or trends that could potentially cause harm to youth. After notifying the public about products of concern, staff rely on its partnerships with schools and the community to help keep these products out of the hands of kids.
As you may know, 420 (pronounced four-twenty) is cannabis culture slang for marijuana and hashish consumption, especially smoking around the time 4:20 p.m., and cannabis-oriented events held on April 20 (or 4/20). Though marijuana consumption is legal for adults 21 years and older, it is important to consider what responsible adult-use looks like and how families can talk to adolescents about marijuana.
A new device that could be particularly enticing to youth, called JUUL, is now on the market and there are several details to be aware of.
If you're ready to quit using tobacco products such as cigarettes, vapes, or chew, you might be curious about what that process looks like. You might even have questions about setting a quit day or avoiding temptations and cravings after the fact.
All these questions are normal, and the good news is that the Washington State Quitline has been an available resource for tobacco users for the last 20 years. However, many people are unaware of what actually happens when they call the Quitline. We want to eliminate some of that stress and offer you insight because we know choosing to quit tobacco is a big deal.