Monday, September 15, 2008

Upcoming Event

According to Indiana Tobacco Prevention and Cessation statistics (, nearly half of Hoosier adults with less than high school education are current smokers. Tobacco is claiming more that 9,800 lives in the state of Indiana each year and costing the state over $2 Billion annually in health care bills! The target of tobacco industry marketing and publicity are young adult males (18 to 24 year old).

In partnership with other local organizations we will attending the Minority Health Coalition of Marion County's Community Block Party at the Washington Park Family Center (3130 E. 30th St.) on September 27, 2008 from 10-2 p.m. At this event we will offer Peak Flow readings and information on cessation and the impact tobacco has on ones health and the health of their family.

There will be other sponsors doing health screenings and giving away clothes and food to those in need. Health promotion is for everyone, no matter your economic status or cultural background we are all Human Beings. At this event we will continue to focus our efforts towards helping others beat an unhealthy addiction that impacts our health as much as our state economy.

Be there! All are welcome!

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