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Feb 26

Celebrate Your Heart by Quitting Tobacco

American Heart Month is coming to an end, but it’s not too late to think about your heart health. According to the CDC, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. However, heart disease, also known as coronary artery disease or CAD, is preventable and treatable. Smoking is a major […]

Aug 3

Protecting Kids From Breathing Toxic Chemicals

Secondhand smoke is a combination of the smoke in the air from a burning cigarette, cigar, or pipe and the smoke exhaled by a person who is smoking. Smoke-filled rooms have up to six times the air pollution of a busy highway. Secondhand smoke has been designated as a human cancer-causing agent by the U.S. […]

May 4

Ringgold County Receiving National Attention

This film (below) is a collection of stories about improving the communities we live in. Together, we can protect neighbors, friends, and families from the number one cause of preventable disease and death in the U.S.. Tobacco companies go to great lengths to make sure their products are part of our everyday lives, but we don’t really […]

Jan 12

Quit for Love

Ringgold County Public Health is advising residents to give up smoking to improve their health and protect their family and friends from toxic secondhand smoke. The “Quit for Love” campaign encourages those who use tobacco to quit by Valentine’s Day. Get help through Quitline Iowa, 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669), or talk with any Ringgold County health care […]