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How to Tackle Smoking Dependency

Smoking is a practice of inhaling tobacco and other substances and the practice of smoking dates back to as early as 5000 BC. Smoking can cause a physical dependency due to the Nicotine in cigarettes which satisfies the craving to feel good. The physical dependency can develop into a psychological dependency. It can become habit-forming […]

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SmokefreeMOM

SmokefreeMOM is a mobile text messaging program that provides 24/7 tips, advice and encouragement to help pregnant women who want to quit smoking. Who is this program for? Pregnant women in the United States who want to cut back on cigarettes and quit smoking. How long is it? At least 6 weeks. Your quit date […]

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Smoking Habits Quiz

What kind of smoker are you? Click the button below and answer the questions about your smoking habits. Then click the “Score Quiz” button for a profile of your nicotine dependence and some ideas about how to tame your cravings as you become a non-smoker. The key to success in kicking the habit is to […]

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Safety First for Walk to School Day

Safety is the priority for any Walk or Bike to School Day event. Follow these steps to plan for a safe event by planning a safe route, working with law enforcement, and working with the community. For more information see the specific resources for pedestrian and bicycle safety below. Including Safety in the Event Find the safest route to […]

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Why Walk or Bike?

It’s fun! Remember the thrill of riding a bike for the first time or walking to school that first day? There’s a feeling of joy and independence —a sense of adventure—that doesn’t fade. When walking or biking, parents and children get to appreciate things they don’t notice while driving—listening to the sounds of the neighborhood, […]

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What is Safe Routes to School?

Safe Routes to School (SRTS) is a national and international movement to create safe, convenient and healthy opportunities for children to walk and bicycle to school. The program encourages children to walk and bicycle to school, helping to reverse an alarming decrease in students’ physical activity and an associated increase in childhood obesity. By getting […]

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