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American Cancer Society sponsors Great American Smokeout

For more than 40 years, the American Cancer Society has hosted the Great American Smokeout on the third Thursday of November.  The Great American Smokeout is an opportunity for people who smoke to commit to healthy, smoke -free lives – not just for a day, but year round. The Great American Smokeout provides an opportunity for individuals, community groups, businesses, health care providers, and others to encourage people to use the date to make a plan to quit, or plan in advance and initiate a smoking cessation plan on the day of the event. The Great American Smokeout event challenges people to stop smoking and helps people learn about the many tools they can use to help them quit and stay quit.

For more information visit: https://www.cancer.org/healthy/stay-away-from-tobacco/great-american-smokeout.html

Take-back day — everyday in WC!

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In Webster County, prescription medications may be taken to the following permanent locations:

Dixon Drug Store – Monday-Friday, 9:00-5:00

Clay Drug Store – Monday-Friday 9:00-5:00, Saturday, 9:00-12:00

Bell’s Drug Store (Sebree) – Monday-Friday 9:00-5:00

Thrifty Pharmacy (Providence) – Monday-Friday 8:30-5:30, Saturday 8:30-12:00

Providence Police Department – Monday-Friday, 9:00-5:00

Webster County Sheriff’s Department

Don’t let others misuse unused prescription medications from your home!

Ep. 4- A Dose of Prevention

Source: Ep. 4- A Dose of Prevention

The Dose of Prevention Challenge is a CADCA sponsored opportunity for coalitions to highlight their work during National Medicine Abuse Month each October. WC True Blue’s Chatter 4 Change Podcast Episode 4 is dedicated to prescription and Over-the-counter medicine misuse with guest speaker, Trina, a local pharmacist and the mother of Youth True Blue Crew Member and Podcaster Ryan. Check out this episode and more at Chatter 4 Change on Podbean or click the above link.

WCMS True Blue Crew working during APEX

The Webster County Middle School True Blue Crew members have been working during APEX Enrichment to update their strategic action plan to be more Covid compatible. The crew understands the need for plans to be data driven using KIP Survey results and Focus Group responses to direct the coalition activities. Youth Coalition work must go on!