Protecting Health at Family Daycares

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The Health Benefits of Quitting Smoking

There is a common misconception that after you quit smoking, you will have cravings and urges to smoke forever. In actuality, if you go Cold Turkey, nicotine will be out of your system within 72 hours. That’s only 3 days! Most nicotine cravings last 3 t0 5 minutes, but remember, as time passes the urges to smoke will become weaker and farther apart. It took a long time to become a smoker, so it will take some time to break free from the habit. The next time you feel the urge, try these short-term strategies. They’re called The Four D’s: Delay. Just wait it out. Distract...

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In Loving Memory of Joe Navidad

It is with a heavy heart that we must announce the passing of an exceptional person, our Executive Director, Joe Navidad, who has tirelessly served the Asian and Pacific Islander community in Los Angeles for over 20 years. Joe Navidad was born on February 2, 1948, the seventh of eight children, in the Philippines. Growing up, Joe befriended many from all walks of life and from different backgrounds. During the turbulent 1960s where student protests were part of the political climate around the world, his passion for the people’s aspirations for national and social liberation and dedication...

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5 Tips to Stop Smoking

If you’re thinking about stopping smoking, congratulations on taking the first step! We’re here to help you stop smoking. There are a number of things you can do to help you stop. 1. Get Ready. Work on setting a date to stop smoking. It can be tomorrow, 3 months from now, or 6 months from now. Whatever the time may be, program your goal so that you can prepare your mind for it. Change the things around you. For example, get rid of cigarettes and ashtrays in your home and car. Do not let people smoke in your home. This helps you to cut down or stop smoking at home. It also will...

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UCLA study shows majority of Angelenos support smoke-free apartment policies, yet 4 out of 5 apartments still not protected

The UCLA Center for Health Policy Research recently released a study showing that the majority of Angelenos support smoke-free apartment policies, yet 4 out of 5 apartments still are not protected. More than 80 percent of Los angeles apartment dwellers are not protected from secondhand smoke and would support smoke-free policies in their buildings. The studies conducted by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research outline findings from nearly 1,000 door-to-door tenant interviews held in some of the most densely populated areas of the city of Los Angeles, as well as reports submitted to UCLA...

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