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Free patches can help you quit smoking
Quit Now Kentucky is a FREE tobacco cessation service to help Kentuckians quit smoking or using tobacco products. Residents of Boone, Campbell, Grant and Kenton counties are eligible to receive four weeks of free nicotine patches when they get help through the Quit Line. Learn more. - See more at: http://www.nkyhealth.org/Current-Programs/Current-Programs.aspx#sthash.bs7J1qJw.dpuf

The Health Department joined State Rep. Addia Wuchner in announcing that 6,000 drug disposal pouches are now available for free to Northern Kentuckians at more than 30 locations, including all Kroger pharmacies. The pouches, donated by Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, neutralize the ingredients in medications, making them safe for household disposal.  More info button

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In first year, Grant County syringe exchange prevents disease, connects to treatment

In its first year of operation, the Grant County syringe access exchange program has helped 130 people prevent infectious diseases spread through IV drug use. Services are offered on Wednesday afternoons at the Health Department’s Grant County Health Center in Williamstown, Ky. The program launched on March 16, 2016   More info

The Northern Kentucky Health Department will honor Williamstown, Ky., Mayor Rick Skinner with the 2016 Award of Excellence in Public Health. Skinner is being recognized for his leadership of the Fitness for Life Around Grant County (FFLAG) coalition as it works to improve health in Grant County, specifically efforts to create opportunities for physical activity and improved nutrition for residents; and for his willingness to advocate for a syringe access exchange program. - See more at: http://www.nkyhealth.org/Blog/News-Releases/Archives/2016/04/Health-Department-Recognizes-Williamstown-Mayor-for-Efforts-to-Improve-Health-and-Prevent-Disease.aspx#sthash.jULP4DmH.dpuf

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