Are you “through with chew”?

January 30, 2015 | Cancer Screening, Tobacco Prevention

Whatever you call it — chew, dip, snuff, spit, plug, wad, pinch— it’s not a safe alternative to cigarettes. The tobacco industry markets the product “smokeless tobacco” as safer than cigarettes because you are not lighting up. But, smokeless tobacco is harmful and is every bit as addictive. In recent years, the tobacco industry has […]

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Shattering Myths about Drugs & Drug Abuse

Teens and adolescents are constantly bombarded with advertising and conflicting messages regarding alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use. National Drug Facts Week was launched in 2010 to counteract the myths that teens often hear from the Internet, TV, movies, music, or friends. This year, National Drug Facts Week will be observed January 26th through February […]

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The Not So Apparent Dangers of E-juice

January 26, 2015 | Tobacco Prevention

In recent months, poison control centers reported soaring numbers of accidental poisonings in both adults and children from skin contact or swallowing the liquid used in electronic cigarettes. These poisonings are a symptom of the real problem: marketing these products toward kids. The liquids used in e-cigarette devices often come in child-friendly flavors and colors. […]

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Presentation Community Health Improvement Plan

With the start of the New Year, the staff of Healthy Gallatin would like to take some time to look back and reflect on the progress that was made throughout 2014, as well as assess plans for moving forward in 2015. Last year, we updated the Community Health Improvement Plan, which outlines what the community […]

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