OGDEN — The young teen sitting in Anna Guymon’s tobacco cessation class acted tough and cocky, but once class ended and he asked to speak with his instructor, his attitude quickly changed and he broke into uncontrollable sobs.
SOUTH OGDEN — To celebrate National Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week, the Pulmonary Wellness Center is sponsoring a free stop-smoking workshop for the public from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday and Wednesday at 5974 Fashion Pointe Drive.
The workshop will include information on the risks of smoking and offer a variety of tips and techniques on how to quit.
Information will also be available about new nicotine patches.
For more information, call Dawn or Troy at 801-479-9644.
The U.S. Surgeon General is urging states to discourage kids from smoking by implementing tobacco tax hikes, high-impact interventions, smoking bans and mass media campaigns.
Each day, nearly 4,000 kids try their first cigarette and an additional 1,000 under the age of 18 become daily users, according to a report issued this week by the Office of the Surgeon General. About 3.6 million middle and high school students smoke, the report states.
Although teen smoking has declined, more than 3 million high school students and 600,000 middle school students still smoke cigarettes and are at risk of early lung and heart problems, according to a report issued Thursday by the U.S. surgeon general.
FARMINGTON -- New guidelines and rules for a smoke shop in this community are in the works.
Members of the planning commission and staff recently discussed at length city guidelines for a smoke shop and are addressing a city ordinance for the shops, plus initiating research from surrounding communities to see how other cities regulate the businesses.
Earlier this month the commission held a public hearing on the issue and voted 7-0 to table the item, while addressing potential zones for the specific kind of business.