Are you interested in making your home smoke-free?

Am I eligible to participate in the Healthy Lungs at Home Project? Is there a smoker and a nonsmoker living in your home? Do you feel comfortable speaking and understanding English? Are you at least 18 years or older? Has no one else in your household enrolled in the project? Are there currently no smoking rules in your home? You may be eligible to participate in the Healthy Lungs at Home Project. Please call us at People’s CORE at (213) 241-0995 to see if you can participate...

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Offering Support for Healthy Changes

How to Help Someone Quit Smoking Is there a smoker in your life who you are hoping will quit? It is important to remember that you cannot make someone quit. A smoker will only quit when he or she is ready. The best thing you can do is to be there to offer support. Do’s and Don’ts Do set smoke-free areas in the home. Remove all ashtrays and lighters from those areas. With rules, smoking will take more effort, so the smokers in your life may decide to quit. Do spend time together doing things like taking a walk or watching a movie. This will keep their mind off smoking. Do...

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Make Your Home Smoke-Free!

How do I know I am eligible to participate in the program? There are a things to keep in mind to participate in The Healthy Lungs at Home Project, a Smoke-Free Homes program. Is there a smoker currently living in your home? Do you feel comfortable speaking and understanding English? Are there currently no smoke-free rules about smoking in your home? Are you at least 18 years of age? To get a better idea about program eligibility, please call us at People’s CORE at (213) 241-0995. We’re happy to...

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E-Cigarette Ads Targeting Youth

E-cigarette advertisements reach nearly 7 in 10 middle and high school students. The ads use many of the same themes – independence, rebellion, and sex – that are used to sell cigarettes and other tobacco products. E-cigarettes typically deliver nicotine, which at a young age may cause lasting harm to brain development, promote addiction, and lead to sustained tobacco use. In 2014, e-cigarettes became the most commonly used tobacco product among youth, surpassing conventional cigarettes. The CDC analyzed data from the 2014 National Youth Tobacco Survey to assess exposure to...

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The Importance of Quit Attempts for Tobacco Users

The California Smokers’ Helpline provides vital information about quit attempts and helping encourage and provide support to smokers who want to quit. About 50 percent of smokers had made a quit attempt in 1990. By 1999, it had increased to about 60 percent. Unfortunately, since then the percentage has stopped rising. Quit attempts are vitally important important because most tobacco users must try repeatedly to quit before they succeed. Every percentage point increase means an additional 36,000 smokers trying to quit each year. Fortunately the percentage of smokers who say they want...

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