Briefs for April 13

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Tobacco-free quit kits available at VNA

Tobacco-free quit kits for smokers and chewers are available at the Visiting Nurse Association office in Steamboat, 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101. The kits promote the Colorado QuitLine and free support from a trained coach who guides and supports individuals through the quitting process. Research shows you are seven times more likely to end your tobacco habit with help from QuitLine than if you try to quit on your own. Eight weeks of free nicotine patches are available. Call (800) QUIT-NOW. Call the VNA at 871-7639 for more information.

Hepatitis A, B vaccinations available at VNA

Free Twinrix (Hepatitis A and B) vaccinations are available to adults 18 and older who have certain risk factors and have not previously had these vaccinations. Eligible recipients include adults who have had more than one sex partner in the past six months, have had a recent STD, use illegal injectable drugs or those who are from a less developed country. Call the Visiting Nurse Association at 879-1632 to receive vaccination protection against hepatitis. The VNA office is at 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101.

Show us your ink

Do you have a tattoo and want to show it off? 4 Points is looking for anyone interested in having a picture of their ink featured in an upcoming edition of the weekly arts and entertainment section.

What we need: a color photo of the tattoo (appropriate body areas only, please) and a short description identifying what the tattoo is, why you got it, when you got it and where you got it. E-mail submissions to aplean@steamboatpilot.com. For more information, call Allison Plean at 871-4204.

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