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Statewide anti-tobacco campaign key factor in low levels of NC teen tobacco use
A statewide media campaign aimed at reducing teen tobacco use has reached record levels of awareness among North Carolina youths and is reaching those at highest risk for future tobacco use, according to an evaluation by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers.
Located in Vital Signs / 2009 / Vital Signs - Dec. 3, 2009
Weaver, UNC Health Care celebrate the Great American Smokeout
The Tobacco-Free Tar Heels program encourages all UNC Health Care employees to be tobacco-free on Nov. 17 in honor of the American Cancer Society’s 36th annual Great American Smokeout. One day without smoking is no longer a challenge for Stacy Weaver, a medical support assistant in Surgical Services.
Located in Employee News Online / 2011 / Nov. 16
Blog: Should menthol cigarettes be banned?
As the U.S. FDA considers imposing a ban on menthol cigarettes, Dr. Adam Goldstein, director of the UNC Tobacco Prevention and Evaluation Program, shares his thoughts on the issue.
Located in Vital Signs / 2010 / Vital Signs - July 22, 2010
North Carolina’s $49 million investment in tobacco reduction programs led to substantial health improvements from 2006-2009, UNC evaluation finds
A comprehensive evaluation of North Carolina’s three major tobacco reduction programs from 2006-2009 concludes that they resulted in substantial reductions in tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure for youth, young adults and adults across the state. The program has also resulted in model policies the rest of the nation may now follow.
Located in Vital Signs / Archives / Vital Signs - Jan. 28, 2010
Robert Jenkins - A proud quitter
Robert Jenkins, who works in the Gift Shop, enrolled in UNC Health Care’s Tobacco Free Tar Heels program. He had been smoking since he was 15 years old - “too long,” he said.
Located in Employee News Online / 2013 / May 9
Did You Know - Nicotine Replacement Therapy
Providers at UNC Hospitals have asked about how to use Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) to treat inpatients who smoke or use other tobacco. Review the following two frequently asked questions for more information.
Located in Employee News Online / 2013 / Jan. 30
COVID 19: Why It’s Even More Crucial to Quit Smoking Now
COVID-19 falls under the coronavirus family of diseases, which are known to cause respiratory illness. People with any underlying lung condition, including people who smoke, have much higher rates of death if they become infected with COVID-19.
Located in News / 2020 / April
Adam O. Goldstein, MD, MPH
Adam O. Goldstein, MD, MPH is a professor in the Department of Family Medicine and an expert in smoking cessation, weight loss, lipid lowering strategies, other behavior changes.
Located in For the Media / Experts Guide
Martha Killough’s Freedom Day
If you are a smoker or are close to someone who is, you may have found that smoking can impact relationships. Martha Killough, an outpatient coordinator in the N.C. Cancer Hospital, discovered this. After being married to a non-smoker for two years, she became depressed about the distance smoking put between her and her husband.
Located in Employee News Online / 2011 / June 29
UNC study: North Carolina leads nation in number of tobacco-free college campus policies
The study, published in the journal Tobacco Control, found that in the first four years of the North Carolina Tobacco-Free Colleges Initiative, 33 college campuses in North Carolina adopted tobacco-free policies, which prevent tobacco use to the maximum extent allowed by law.
Located in Vital Signs / 2010 / Vital Signs - June 24, 2010