Blue Cross Report: Smoking Takes More Than 5,000 Lives,

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Karen Lyons, 651-662-1415, Karen_M_Lyons@bluecrossmn.com Pam Lux, 651-662-3959, Pam_G_Lux@bluecrossmn.com Blue Cross Report: Smoking Takes More Than 5,000 Lives, Costs Minnesota Nearly $3 Billion Annually Report plus Great American Smokeout offer reason to quit, renew tobacco prevention efforts EAGAN, Minn. (Nov. 17, 2010) – each year, smoking is responsible for 5,135 deaths in Minnesota…
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The 35th Annual Great American Smokeout

  The 35th annual Great American Smokeout will take place on Thursday, November 18, 2010. Intended to encourage smokers to stop using tobacco for at least one day, the Smokeout is supported by the American Cancer Society and has its roots Minnesota.  As a prevention coalition servicing Kandiyohi County, The Kandiyohi County DFC Coalition encourages…
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Four Loko: New Alcoholic Energy Drink

   “Blackout in a Can” is what some people are calling Four Loko: a dangerous, new alcoholic energy drink that contains nearly as much alcohol as a six pack of light beer and as much caffeine as a 12 ounce cup of coffee in one 24 ounce can. Alcoholic energy drinks are not new…
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Prescription Take Back Event A HUGE SUCCESS

On November 3, the Willmar Police Department COPPS meeting focused on the abuse of prescription drugs.  The COPPS  meeting included an informational presentation on Prescription and Over the Counter (OTC) Drug Abuse along with a Prescription Drug Take Back Event for the City of Willmar.  The Willmar Police Department partnered with the Kandiyohi County Drug Free Communities Coalition and CashWise Pharmacy…
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Prescription Take Back Event WC Trib Ad For November 3, 2010