Praise for young people who don’t use tobacco
Attention is often focused on the negative. Sure, we could talk about the harm that tobacco use does to the body, the number of deaths it causes and on and on. Bottom line: Tobacco use is not good for you.
Let’s put some attention on the positive. There are successes in reducing smoking among West Virginia youth (there have yet to be any declines in smoking among West Virginia adults). The prevalence of current cigarette smoking has significantly declined among high school and middle school students. The prevalence of “never having smoked a cigarette, not even 1-2 puffs” has significantly increased among high school and middle school students. Fewer students are smoking cigarettes and more students are choosing not to.
Congratulations to the 78% of high school students in West Virginia who don’t smoke cigarettes and the 92% of middle school students in West Virginia who don’t smoke cigarettes. Good for you. Keep it up. (Source: Center for Disease Control and Prevention, www.cdc.gov)
For assistance to stop smoking, contact West Virginia Tobacco QuitLine at 877-966-8784.
Fayette County Family
Resource Network and Tobacco Prevention Committee
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HFT announces its 2014 season
The year 2014 brings exciting new opportunities to the Historic Fayette Theater. Once again, Main Stage shows will form the core of the presentations, while special programming comprises the Second Season. These shows are designated as Second Season because they are often pre-cast and offer HFT regulars new opportunities.
Help offered for ACA enrollment
March 31 is the final deadline to apply for private health insurance coverage through the Individual Marketplace created by the Affordable Care Act.
Going to the fair
Several area students participated in last Saturday’s Fayette County Social Studies Fair at Oak Hill High School.
Local food producers highlighted
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Symphony, chorus spring season begins March 3
The spring season of the New River Youth Symphony & Chorus opens on Monday, March 3 at Oak Hill High School and musicians and singers are welcome to join.
Two notable Fayette County singers presented the national anthem prior to the Division 1 championship game at
the West Virginia Hometown Invitational Tournament at Midland Trail High School over the weekend.
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Meadow Bridge man arrested for allegedly firing gun
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Two arrested for drugs
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