|CTDPH encourages viewers to quit smoking in 2012. |
Style checks in with Jen Piscopo to see how she is doing on her journey to become smoke free.
CTQuits is sponsored by the Connecticut Department of Public Health and is a statewide campaign aimed at promoting tobacco use cessation among Connecticut residents and encouraging tobacco users to call the Connecticut Quitline.
|CT DPH has provided a tobacco cessation specialist to help two of our WTNH family members quit smoking. CT Quits offers smokers and their family and friends resources to help kick the habit and an online support system to stop smoking. |
The Connecticut Quitline (1-800-QUIT-NOW) is a telephone help line offered free of charge that provides cessation counseling, quitting information, answers to questions and support while quitting. The Quitline is open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.
When you call the Quitline, your call is answered by one of our professionally trained Quit Coaches. Your Quit Coach and you will create a personalized Quit Plan for you to be most successful. You’ll also receive Quit Guides that are full of helpful tips and information to keep you on track. In addition, your Quit Coach can help you decide if the nicotine patch, gum or other medication is right for you and can also refer you to local programs in your community.
|CT Department of Public Health releases its new CT Guide to Emergency Preparedness. The Guide includes: |
- Information on public health preparedness.
- What you and your family have to do – including how to prepare an emergency supply kit and how to make children feel better after an emergency.
- Planning for people with functional needs What you should write down..
- What to do if an emergency happens including preparing for Natural Disasters, Biological & Chemical - - Emergencies, Nuclear & Radiological Emergencies, Drinking Water Emergencies and Pandemic Flu Emergencies
- State emergency preparedness partners Important phone numbers and websites
|The strongest hurricanes, such as the great New England hurricane of 1938 and Hurricane Carol, have brought severe damage to coastal locations, while totally disrupting utility power for days across the interior from downed trees and high winds. Both the stronger hurricanes and many of the weaker tropical storms have caused inland river flooding in parts of the New England. |
History shows that everyone living in southern New England must take tropical storms and hurricanes seriously. Whether you live along the coast, by a river or stream, or far inland, a tropical storm or hurricane striking New England may affect you and your local area.
Connecticut Department of Public Health joined Connecticut Style with some tips on what to do before, during and after a hurricane.