October 19, 2012
A Tobacco Free for Life Train the Trainer event is from 1 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15. The program is offered through Washington County Health Department. To register, email Paula Ernst at email@example.com by Monday, Nov. 12.
April 22, 2009
A Maryland Division of Correction K-9 officer found more than 11 pounds of tobacco Monday afternoon along Garis Shop Road outside the state prison complex south of Hagerstown, according to a Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services press release. The tobacco was found in two large bags, one being a gym bag and the other a trash bag, according to the release. The tobacco was found on the eastern edge of the Maryland Correctional Training Center, and each of the large bags contained 31 smaller bags, according to the release.
November 13, 2008
HANCOCK - The Washington County Health Department is sponsoring a series of tobacco cessation courses in November and December. The classes will be in the community rooms at Hancock Town Hall from 2 to 3 p.m. Classes are scheduled to begin today. They also will be held on Mondays, including Nov. 17 and 24 and Dec. 1; and Thursdays, including Nov. 20 and Dec. 4. Because of Thanksgiving, there will be a class on Wednesday, Nov. 26. Cessation aids such as nicotine replacement therapy patches and Chantix are available to eligible county residents.
October 17, 2003
firstname.lastname@example.org For a man who depended on saliva to fuel his chewing tobacco habit, Rick Bender said now he can't even lick his lips. Bender, who had his right jaw removed after surgery for oral cancer, showed nose-scrunching and head-turning seventh-graders images of rotting teeth and receding gums in an effort to steer the youngsters from dipping into "spit tobacco" during a presentation Thursday at Smithsburg Middle School. "You can forget the spitting stuff - tobacco is tobacco," he said.
December 21, 2007
FREDERICK, Md. - The Cigarette Restitution Fund Program announces a second round of funding for tobacco use prevention education programs or for cessation services. Grants will be awarded for programs that address tobacco use in Frederick County adults and youth. Preference will be given to programs targeting African-American, Asian, Hispanic/Latino and American Indian populations, pregnant women and the medically underserved. Profit and nonprofit organizations are invited to apply.
February 5, 2000
-- See also : FDA: 70 county merchants sold tobacco products to minors The following 70 businesses illegally sold tobacco products to minors in 1999, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration: Washington County Boonsboro Produce Market, Old National Pike Coachs Liquors, 7724 Old National Pike, Boonsboro Sunrise Handi Mart, 14036 National Pike, Clear Spring Valley Market, 13722 National Pike,...
May 31, 2000
About 250 walked around the lake at Hagerstown City Park Wednesday as part of the second annual Walk in the Park World No Tobacco Day celebration. The event was sponsored by the Tobacco Free Washington County Coalition. The event is intended to counter efforts by the tobacco industry to get more people to start smoking, said spokeswoman Lynn Whitall. Coalition members are particularly concerned about allegations the industry is pushing children and teenagers into smoking, she said.
February 14, 2000
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A vote on a statewide bill to increase penalties for providing tobacco to minors was postponed from Monday to today so a smokeless-tobacco tax could be included. West Virginia has a tax of 17 cents per pack on cigarettes, but it has no tax on chewing tobacco or other smokeless products, said state Sen. John Unger, D-Berkeley. Unger said Senate Minority Leader Vic Sprouse, R-Kanawha, is adding a tax on smokeless tobacco products to a bill Unger is co-sponsoring.
March 23, 2006
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Staying Tobacco Free, a program coordinated by Summit Health, is organizing A Kick Butts Day Shoe drive through April 10. The group's goal is to collect 600 pairs of shoes, in good condition or gently worn, throughout Franklin County to recognize National Kick Butts Day on April 5. The shoes will be taken to Harrisburg, Pa., on April 25 and 26 when Franklin County youth will gather to promote awareness of the dangers of...