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Portsmouth Health Department

The Portsmouth Health Department is dedicated to promoting, protecting, and preserving a healthy and safe community.


For reporting a public health emergency, such as a reportable disease or environmental public health hazard, after normal business hours, on holidays or weekends, please contact 866-531-3068

 


Volunteer for the Portsmouth Health District MRC
Volunteer for the Portsmouth Health District MRC

PHDMRC volunteers support local public health initiatives and emergency response. There are roles for both medical and non-medical volunteers.  Participate in mass prophylaxis and vaccinations exercises and community disaster drills.  Train with local emergency response partners.  To volunteer: visit www.vamrc.org

 

American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout 2015

November 19 is the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout!  There's no right way to quit but there are 4 key factors to help you Quit like a Champion:

  • Making the decision to quit
  • Picking a quit day and making a plan
  • Dealing with withdrawal
  • Staying tobacco-free

Visit http://www.cancer.org/smokeout or call 1-800-227-2345.

 

The Great American Smokeout encourages the nearly 44 million Americans who smoke to make November 19 the day you quit or make a plan to quit.  Want help? Visit http://www.cancer.org/smokeout or call 1-800-227-2345.

 

Why Quit Smoking? 20 minutes after quitting for good, your heart rate and blood pressure drop. Quit Like A Champion on the Great American Smokeout on November 19. Visit http://www.cancer.org/healthy/stayawayfromtobacco/quit-for-life or call 1-800-227-2345 for help or more information.

 

Why Quit Smoking? Two weeks to three months after quitting, your circulation improves and your lung function increases. Quit Like A Champion on the Great American Smokeout on November 19. Visit http://www.cancer.org/healthy/stayawayfromtobacco/quit-for-life or call 1-800-227-2345 for help or more information.

 

Why Quit Smoking? Ten years after quitting, the risk of dying from lung cancer is about half that of a person who is still smoking. Quit Like A Champion on the Great American Smokeout on November 19. Visit http://www.cancer.org/healthy/stayawayfromtobacco/quit-for-life or call 1-800-227-2345 for help or more information.

 

Why Quit Smoking? One to nine months after quitting, coughing and shortness of breath decrease; cilia start to regain normal function in the lungs, increasing the ability to handle mucus, clean the lungs, and reduce the risk of infection. Quit Like A Champion on the Great American Smokeout on November 19. Visit http://www.cancer.org/healthy/stayawayfromtobacco/quit-for-life or call 1-800-227-2345 for help or more information.

 

It's almost here! The Great American Smokeout is November 19. If you're a smoker, it's a great day to Quit Like A Champion! Need some help? Visit http://www.cancer.org/smokeout or call 1-800-227-2345 for help or more information.
 

Last Updated: 11-30-2015

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