News & Insights

Category: Tobacco-free

April 13, 2015

Ask an expert: Put yourself in a tobacco user’s shoes

By Hannah Prentice-Dunn, MPH Q: Tobacco use is no longer an issue, why do we have to address it? A: If you’re not a smoker, it may feel like the issue of tobacco use is over.  We all know it’s bad for you - so who still uses tobacco? Aren’t all smokers trying to quit? The reality is plenty of…

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October 7, 2014

‘Forever grateful’: Melva Fager Okun announces retirement

A letter from Melva Fager Okun, announcing her October 31, 2014 retirement: With both a glad and a sad heart, I share  the news that I will be retiring from Prevention Partners at the end of this month. I am forever grateful for the great career I have had these last 13 years with Prevention Partners. I especially thank Meg Molloy…

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June 8, 2014

Wake Baptist starts inpatient tobacco cessation

Leaders at Wake Forest Baptist Health met with Prevention Partners staff in late May to officially launch their effort to enhance tobacco cessation treatments for inpatients and review their customized executive-level recommendations and action plan. The tobacco cessation initiative will be led by Garry Kauffman, RRT, FAARC, MPA, FACHE, Wake Baptist's Director of Respiratory Care Services. He will lead a committee of…

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March 18, 2014

Wake Forest Baptist Health: A leader in patient, employee smoking cessation

Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston Salem, NC, is leading the state again in smoking cessation efforts. The hospital has worked with Prevention Partners for years on employee smoking cessation and was a state-wide hospital leader in passing a 100% tobacco-free campus wide policy in July 2007. Wake Forest Baptist additionally partnered with other hospitals in the Triad and Triangle…

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November 14, 2013

Patient Quit-Tobacco Systems helps hospitals and clinics

Tobacco use is the #1 cause of preventable death in the United States. Tobacco users entering the healthcare system are at the best place and time to make a quit attempt and start living a tobacco-free life. Establishing a comprehensive Quit-Tobacco system for patients is the most effective way to help your patients quit. Our support serves as a road…

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