In The News

World NTD

World No Tobacco Day

May 29, 2015 | By Kevin Holmes

Dear Partners, For World No Tobacco Day 2015, we’re asking you to join us in a ‘blackout’ of all social media pages this Sunday, May 31. Your participation will help raise awareness about tobacco and nicotine use in Arkansas. It is important for individuals know that whether it’s e-cigarettes or smokeless tobacco, these products are not […]

Read More →

Mississippi P

ACC GRANTEE, BODY AND SOUL PROGRAM, FEATURED ON KAIT 8 IN JONESBORO

May 19, 2015 | By Kevin Holmes

Elroy Brown, Executive Director for Mississippi County Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Arkansas and Dedric Davis, Master Gardner, were recently featured on KAIT 8, ABC’s local affiliate in Jonesboro, raising awareness of the Body & Soul program. Promoting cancer prevention in the African American community is the focus of the program.   [Read More]   Through […]

Read More →

sunsaFE

BE SUN S.M.A.R.T.

May 19, 2015 | By Kevin Holmes

ACC Encourages Sun Protection by Being Sun S.M.AR.T   S.M.A.R.T stands for:  S – Slip on a hat or t-shirt M – Move to the shade A – Apply sunscreen R – Re-apply sunscreen every few hours T – Tell your friends to be Sun S.M.A.R.T   {Read More] Skin Cancer is Common but Preventable […]

Read More →

Mckenna

A Tan Is Not a Sign of Health: Sharon McKenna, Melanoma Survivor, Shares Her Story

May 4, 2015 | By Kevin Holmes

Sharon McKenna works as a sun safety manager with the Arizona Department of Health Services. Let’s put it out there—I’m a fair-skinned redhead who grew up believing a tan was a sign of health. I spent summers as a lifeguard and vacations at the beach, and I never wore sunscreen. I started each summer creating […]

Read More →

Hawaii

Hawai’i Makes History by Passing Bill to Increase Age of Sale for Tobacco Products to 21

May 4, 2015 | By Kevin Holmes

Hawai’i made history with final passage of legislation to prohibit the sale of tobacco products to anyone under the age of 21. The bill now goes to Governor David Ige, whose signature will make Hawai’i the first state in the nation to raise the tobacco sale age to 21. This bold step will reduce smoking […]

Read More →

Skin cancer burning truth

May is Melanoma and Skin Cancer Awareness Month

May 1, 2015 | By Kevin Holmes

Remember to be SUN S.M.A.R.T. ! SMART is an acronym for: Slip on a hat or t-shirt Move to the shade Apply sunscreen (at least a 30 SPF) Reapply sunscreen every few hours Tell your friends to be Sun SMART Listen for the UV Index, and have fun in the shade between the hours of […]

Read More →

Archives

  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010