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CDC’s ‘Tips From Former Smokers’ campaign urges smoking cessation in Eastern Kentucky

By Nadia Ramlagan Public News Service Last week, Kentucky Public Health officials, community leaders and former smokers spoke to residents of Hazard as part of the Centers for Disease Control’s “Tips From Former Smokers” campaign. Amanda is a former smoker who has been traveling the country telling her story about how smoking affected the birth of her baby daughter. Amanda started smoking...

If quitting smoking is on your list of New Year’s resolutions, here’s how to get started

Every Jan. 1, people all over the world make New Year’s resolutions. If you’re one of the nearly 7 out of 10 current U.S. smokers who want to quit, why not add it to your list for 2015?   According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, smoking is still the No. 1 cause of preventable death and disease in the United States. Quitting now can cut your risk for diseases caused...