Health Is Vital

Health is taken for granted, until you can't any more. In this blog I hope to put down on paper some of the articles I come across and want to remember, about health. I will be personalizing these articles to apply to me. I am diabetic, over weight, have high blood pressure and tinnitus, so these are the things you will find here. I will include nutrition, exercise, and holistic health, and many other ideas. I work in the health profession, particularly mental health, and have an interest in suicide prevention; so these topics will also be covered in this blog. Please, if you are suffering reach out. Our county health and crisis line is 1-855-278-4204.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

World No Tobacco Day May 31

This is from the infomail email system at work.  Please help to eradicate disease from tobacco usage, whether as a user or through second hand smoke.
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Celebrate World No Tobacco Day – Make it your time to quit!
Every year, on May 31st, the World Health Organization and partners everywhere mark World No Tobacco Day. This day highlights the health risks associated with tobacco use and advocating for effective policies to reduce tobacco consumption. The global tobacco epidemic kills nearly 6 million people each year, of which more than 600,000 are non-smokers dying from breathing in second-hand smoke. Tobacco remains the single most preventable cause of death globally and is currently responsible for 10% of adult deaths worldwide.
The ultimate goal of World No Tobacco Day is to contribute to protecting present and future generations not only from the devastating health consequences due to tobacco, but also from the social, environmental and economic scourges of tobacco use and exposure to tobacco smoke.
Interested in getting more information? Visit the Tobacco-Free Communities website or ! Need help quitting tobacco? Visit the California Smoker’s Helpline or call 1-800-NO-BUTTS for free counseling and other support services!

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