Welcome to the Breathe Easy Wheat Ridge Blog

A special place for all those interested in learning more about tobacco free living and healthier environments.

Please view the Breathe Easy Wheat Ridge Coalition web site at: http://sites.google.com/site/breatheeasywheatridge for more information on efforts to reduce the toll tobacco takes on our communities and how you can help to create a healthier Wheat Ridge.

Friday, December 10, 2010

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Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) announced today that it has received funding for tobacco prevention projects in 4 Jefferson County communities.   “This is an opportunity for everyone living in unincorporated Jefferson County, Lakewood, Wheat Ridge and Golden to come together for the immediate and long-term health of their communities,” said Donna Viverette, JCPH Tobacco Prevention Inititative Program Supervisor. “Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates that nearly 440,000 people die from smoking-related disease in the United States, and for every death there are 20 people living with a tobacco-related disease. Here in Jefferson County, Colorado we have an opportunity to decrease that toll and improve the health of our residents and our environment.”

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