September Coalition Meeting
The next meeting is on Thursday, September 14th, 2017
1100 Reid Parkway
Richmond IN 47374
If you are have any questions or need any additional materials, please call Candace Ridgeway at 765-935-8997.
The new 3-click online referral option for health care providers
For 10 years, the Indiana Tobacco Quitline (1.800.QUIT.NOW) has been the front line tool for helping tobacco users break their addiction. Now providers and employers have a new way to enroll tobacco users for quit services. QuitNowReferral.com is a fast and easy way to get tobacco users on the path to freedom.
If you are ready to refer people to 1.800.QUIT.NOW, click her for more details.
Contact your Congressmen
Write or call your lawmakers to ask them to support an increase of the cigarette tax in Indiana by $1.50. Increasing the tobacco tax in Indiana by $1.50 a pack is one of the most important public health care measure that the tobacco prevention coalition can support. By passing a substantial tax increase on cigarettes, legislators can save thousands of lives, substantially reduce the state’s health care costs and … click here for more.
Tobacco Free Coordinator
The Breathe IN Wayne County Tobacco Coalition welcomes Candace Ridgeway as the new TPC Coordinator for Wayne County, Indiana. Candace grew up locally within the Richmond area. She has been a Reid Health employee since 2014 and is looking forward to her new position.
She enjoys a good cup of coffee, time spent outdoors, and any opportunity to be creative.
The previous TPC Coordinator, Gina Cannon, is still close as a Wellness Specialist at Reid Health. Smoking cessation classes have been established at Reid Health since 2016. Contact Gina Cannon at 765-935-8996, if you are interested.