smoking cessation http://ripr.org en 50 Years Of Anti-Tobacco Efforts. Can RI Quit Now? http://ripr.org/post/50-years-anti-tobacco-efforts-can-ri-quit-now <p>Can we slack off on prevention efforts now? Not if we want to prevent the estimated 1,750 tobacco-related deaths every year, <a href="http://health.ri.gov/data/tobacco/">according to the Rhode Island Department of Health</a>. And that doesn't take into account the number of years lives are shortened by exposure to second-hand smoke.</p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 19:40:18 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 27394 at http://ripr.org 50 Years Of Anti-Tobacco Efforts. Can RI Quit Now? American Lung Association scores RI's tobacco efforts http://ripr.org/post/american-lung-association-scores-ris-tobacco-efforts <p>(PROVIDENCE, RI) Rhode Island’s scores are mixed on a new report card from the American Lung Association. &nbsp; The grades are based on the state’s efforts to control and prevent tobacco use.</p> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 8429 at http://ripr.org