Health Event: Quit Smoking For Good Class Starting January 24, 2012

If you’re a smoker, make this the time to quit. Mercy offers another free Quit for Good Class in January. You may already know that smoking causes lung cancer, emphysema, heart disease and many more health related illnesses, but have… Continue Reading

Shasta County Sees Illegal Tobacco Sales to Minors Plummet

Shasta County has seen a decline in illegal tobacco sales to minors. In 2010, Shasta County Youth Tobacco Purchase Surveys found zero retailers illegally selling tobacco to youth. Surveys reveal only 7.3 percent of retailers illegally selling tobacco to youth… Continue Reading


Buy Smokes for a Teen, Hook Her Friends, Too

Friendship means many things to different people, but a common feature of friendship is sharing, especially among young people. They share confidences, clothing, catastrophes … and cigarettes. In fact, the major sources of tobacco for young people are friends or… Continue Reading