An Invitation – Please help us to help local residents quit tobacco use!
The residents of Edmonson County, Kentucky are at higher risk for premature death and chronic diseases than most Kentucky residents, and at a far greater risk than average for the nation. Two of the most important, and preventable, risk factors are the county’s high incidence of obesity and adult smoking (33% and 42% of Edmonson County adults, respectively). Both obesity and smoking increase the probability of developing type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer. Yet medical research has shown that quitting smoking and even modest weight reduction or control can improve health considerably.
The Barren River District Health Department and Edmonson County Health Department work to address both health issues through education, prevention programming, and supports for health behavior modification. But we and our partner organizations experience a great deal of difficulty in recruiting and retaining participants in smoking/tobacco cessation programs.
We need your input to make these programs more accessible and improve completion rates said Debbie Cain, RN, Center Coordinator, Edmonson County Health Department.
EVERYONE THAT REGISTERS AND PARTICIPATES WILL RECEIVE A $25 WALMART GIFT CARD!
To tell them what you think please join their focus group in either session at the Edmonson Co. Extension Office meeting room on
· Monday, August 10 9:00 – 11:00 AM
· Wednesday, August 12 Noon – 2:00 PM
Call 270-597-2194 to sign up!