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September 19, 2012

HEALTH BRIEFS: Sept. 19, 2012


Sign up for ‘Quit Now’ statewide contest

This summer the local tobacco control coalition for Vigo County has been promoting a statewide stop-smoking contest known as “Quit Now Indiana.” This year’s theme seeks to encourage tobacco users to “train” for their next quit attempt and become eligible to win big with their health and possibly some money, too.

“Quitting tobacco takes planning. Setting up a training plan to drink plenty of water, exercise and eat healthy, are all tips to have a successful attempt to quit smoking,” says Alia Hazel, director of the Vigo County Tobacco Prevention & Cessation Program. “Also consult your quit coach at the Indiana Tobacco Quitline by calling 1-800-QUIT-NOW for training tips that meet your needs.”

The statewide contest is designed to encourage Hoosiers using tobacco products to make an attempt to quit now by offering them a chance to win cash prizes up to $2,500 for remaining tobacco-free for 31 days. The promotional contest is part of a larger statewide campaign known as Quit Now Indiana, linking tobacco users to free cessation resources. To be eligible to win, a contestant must be 18 years or older, a legal resident of Indiana, a current tobacco user and stay tobacco free from Oct. 1 through Oct. 31. The registration period is now through Sept. 30. Contest winners will be drawn at random and will be tested to make sure they are tobacco-free after the 31 days to be eligible to claim a prize.

Eligible Hoosiers can register for the Quit Now Indiana Contest online at and To learn more about the resources available to quit smoking visit or call (812) 232-5190.

Vision Awareness Day set

Discover the benefits of video magnifiers, PC screen magnification software, technology that reads books, bills and mail aloud and more at Vision Awareness Day, an event planned from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 25 at The Wabash Independent Living & Learning Center.

Learn about technology solutions for people who are blind, including JAWS screen reading software, the PAC Mate accessible Pocket PC and Braille displays.

The center is at One Dreiser Square, on the northwest corner of Third and Cruft streets. To register call 1-800-336-5658.

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