Craig breifs: Free car clinic set for Feb. 14


A free car care clinic is scheduled for Feb. 14 for single mothers, seniors and disabled residents. The clinic will be from 10 a.m. to noon at 1150 W. Ninth St.

It is a small group project by First Baptist Church.

At the clinic, volunteers will check all fluids and top them off if needed; test anti-freeze; air up tires and check the treads; check lights, battery connections, horns and wipers; and arrange for discounted repairs and oil changes, if possible.

The clinic is by appointment only. For more information, call Love INC at 826-4400.

Heart Month raises smoking awareness

During the month of February, people across the nation are raising awareness about heart disease and taking steps to lower their risk, according to the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Two of the ways to reduce the risk of heart disease are to stop smoking and eliminate exposure to secondhand smoke. According to studies, long-term exposure to secondhand smoke is associated with a 25- to 30-percent increased risk of heart disease in adult nonsmokers.

Colorado implemented the Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act, its statewide smoke-free law, July 1, 2006, and extended it to casinos July 1, 2008. Research shows that smoke-free laws and policies to eliminate smoking indoors are credited with decreases of exposure.

"An important first step for people who want to quit smoking is to make a smoke-free home rule," said Elizabeth Morgan of the VNA. "Studies show that people are about two times more likely to quit if they make a smoke-free home rule. They also are up to five times more successful in their attempt to quit if their home is smoke-free."

Those who want to quit smoking can seek help and support from the Colorado QuitLine, a free telephone coaching service for quitting tobacco that offers a free supply of the patch (as many as 8 weeks when qualified).

To contact the QuitLine, call 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669) or visit for Web-based cessation tools. QuitLine coaches are available from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

For local assistance, contact Elizabeth Morgan at the Steamboat VNA at 970-875-1882 or or Barb Parnell at the Northwest Colorado Community Health Center in Craig at 970-871-7691 or


Neal Harkner 8 years, 2 months ago

CarolT - Cherry picking your evidence? This excerpt comes from an ABC News article that confirms what you're saying but you left out the most important detail:

"All the samples came from smokers, and authors of the study said smoking remains the most important factor in the development of lung cancer. But "the fact that five out of 22 non-small-cell lung cancer samples were HPV-positive supports the assumption that HPV contributes to the development of non-small-cell lung cancer," they said. "


CarolT 8 years, 2 months ago

The real issue is ANTI-SMOKER SCIENTIFIC FRAUD, not "freedom versus health." More than 50 studies show that human papillomaviruses cause over ten times more lung cancers than they pretend are caused by secondhand smoke. Passive smokers are more likely to have been exposed to this virus, so the anti-smokers' studies, which are all based on nothing but lifestyle questionnaires, have been cynically DESIGNED to falsely blame passive smoking for all those extra lung cancers that are really caused by HPV.

The anti-smokers have committed the same type of fraud with every disease they blame on smoking and passive smoking, as well as ignoring other types of evidence that proves they are lying, such as the fact that the death rates from asthma have more than doubled since their movement began.

And it's a lie that passive smoking causes heart disease. AMI deaths in Pueblo actually ROSE the year after the smoking ban.

The government has no right to restrict peoples' liberty without a compelling justification. The anti-smokers have no such justification, so THEY COMMITTED SCIENTIFIC FRAUD TO DECEIVE THE PUBLIC.


taxslave 8 years, 2 months ago

You can add as fact also that over 95% of lung cancer patience NEVER smoked. How about blaming all the chemical trails for your sorrows. Just look up and see what they're spraying on us every single day. You can't miss it.


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