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Smokefree Air Act Generates over 6,000 Complaints in 11 Years (1/7/20)

Smokefree Air Act Generates over 6,000 Complaints in 11 Years (1/7/20)

Any Iowan may report a violation of the Smokefree Air Act easily and anonymously by calling 888-944-2247 or online at http://smokefreeair.iowa.gov. Business owners may also visit this website to find free resources, such as signage. Businesses may need new signage that features the updated web address, smokefreeair.iowa.gov. The old web address, Iowasmokefreeair.gov, is being retired.

 
Tuesday, January 7, 2020/Author: Anonym/Number of views (2042)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 1.0
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Gov. Reynolds Launches Public Awareness Campaign to Combat Youth Vaping (12/11/19)

Gov. Reynolds Launches Public Awareness Campaign to Combat Youth Vaping (12/11/19)

Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds, Iowa Department of Public Health (DPH), and the Iowa Department of Education (DOE) launched a new vaping awareness and prevention campaign aimed at informing teens about the reality of vaping and its consequences, and helping parents know how to address the issue and protect their kids.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019/Author: Anonym/Number of views (3179)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 4.3
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IDPH Recognizes Diabetes Awareness Month (11/4/19)

IDPH Recognizes Diabetes Awareness Month (11/4/19)

Approximately 1 in 11 Iowans has some form of diabetes and about 1 in 3 Iowa adults has prediabetes, a condition in which blood glucose (sugar) levels are high, but not high enough yet to be classified as type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes and people with this condition are at higher risk for heart disease, stroke and serious diabetes-related complications. It’s important to know if you have prediabetes or diabetes.

Monday, November 4, 2019/Author: Anonym/Number of views (3828)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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New Vaping and Tobacco Cessation Program for Teens (9/9/19)

New Vaping and Tobacco Cessation Program for Teens (9/9/19)

According to the 2018 Iowa Youth Survey, 22.4% of 11th grade students, 8.3% of eighth grade students and 2.4% of sixth grade students currently use e-cigarettes. The long-term health consequences for youth using these products are unknown. The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) now offers a special program for teens who want to quit using tobacco, including e-cigarettes.

Monday, September 9, 2019/Author: Anonym/Number of views (6780)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: 5.0
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IDPH Public/Private Partnership Encourages Cancer Screening (8/20/19)

IDPH Public/Private Partnership Encourages Cancer Screening (8/20/19)

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) is again collaborating with Des Moines beverage distributor, Doll Distributing, and Fahr Beverages, Inc. in Waterloo to distribute drink coasters promoting colorectal cancer screenings to all the bars and restaurants they serve in Iowa.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019/Author: Anonym/Number of views (3717)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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