May 9, 2010
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Whatever you call it — chew, dip, snuff, spit, plug, wad, pinch and quid — is not a safe alternative to cigarettes. The tobacco industry markets the product "smokeless tobacco" as safer than cigarettes because you are not lighting up. But smokeless tobacco is harmful and is every bit as addictive as cocaine or heroin.
Approximately 12,000 American women will learn they have cervical cancer this year, and about 4,000 will die from an advanced form of the disease.
Experiencing a death can be overwhelming for anyone, but it especially is difficult for youths, and the first step of support is for the rest of us to become more aware of what these kids are going through.
It is best to get vaccinated before flu begins to spread. It takes about two weeks for the flu vaccine to provide full protection, so the sooner you get vaccinated, the more likely it is that you will be fully protected once flu begins to circulate in our community.
Age: 34 Occupation: Public information coordinator for VNA Place of birth: Detroit