NATIVE Tobacco Project

 

NEWS RELEASE

 

Gift Cards Available for Smoke-Free Homes Program

Have you all heard of the hidden dangers that secondhand cigarette smoke poses to our health and the health of our families?  Secondhand smoke, exhaled from a person smoking a cigarette, contains more than 70 thousand chemicals-several hundred of those are poisonous and 70 of them are known to cause cancer.  Protect your families and pets by preventing or avoiding exposure to this silent lethal burden. 

 

The UIHS NATIVE Tobacco Project is recruiting households for a new program aimed at reducing household exposure to secondhand smoke from cigarettes.  Each household that participates will be provided an incentive consisting of two $10 gift cards; after completing the coaching call (1st gift card) and end of the program survey (2nd gift card).

 

The Smoke-Free Homes Program consists of three mailings and one coaching call.  There is no program cost.  To participate in the program you will be asked to participate in the coaching call and answer two brief surveys lasting 10-15 minutes each.  The surveys will be conducted at the beginning and end of the program.  Your decision to take part or not will not affect your request for services from us.

 

 You must meet the following for program eligibility:

         Be 18 years of age or older

         Be a smoker living with at least one other non-smoker

            OR a non-smoker living with a smoker

            OR have children under 18 that do not smoke

         You must not currently have a total smoking ban (or a rule already in-place that doesn’t allow smoking in the house)

         Be comfortable speaking & understanding English.

         Have a working phone number, a phone you are able to talk on and use to receive messages via voice mail

 

Look for us tabling at community events or ask your health care provider for a referral.  For more information, contact Stone Wallace at UIHS Native Tobacco Project at (707) 825-5070.

 

Article References:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

            http://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/secondhand_smoke/...

UIHS NATIVE Tobacco Project

            http://www.unitedindianhealthservices.org/client-services/health-promoti... is here.


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