No Smoking Till 21!!!…..Your Thoughts??

Greetings D2F Family and Friends!!

We could possibly see major change as it relates to freedoms for young-adults. Chicago Alderman, George Cardenas, is in favor of banning cigarettes sales to individuals under the age of 21 in order to help lower the rates of teen smokers. Many critics of the recommendation don’t understand how you can be drafted to fight in a war at age 18 but do not have the freedom to drink or smoke….It’s legal to be a trained killer in battle but illegal for me to smoke, GO FIGURE!. Supporters suggest that raising the legal age will benefit teen health and wellness and in the long-run lower health care cost. I’ll present some facts about smoking and let you decide where you stand on the issue.  Please answer the poll and share.

Smoking Facts

  • About 8.6 million people in the U.S. have at least one serious illness that’s caused by smoking.
  • For every person that dies from a smoking-related disease, there are 20 more who suffer from at least one serious illness associated with smoking.
  • The CDC estimates that adult male smokers lose an average of 13.2 years of life and female smokers lose 14.5 years of life because of smoking
  • Every day over 3,800 teens, 18 and younger, smoke their first cigarette. While, 1,000 teens start smoking on a daily basis.
  • A single cigarette contains over 4,800 chemicals, 69 of which are known to cause cancer.

It’s Time to PAUSE…for Diabetes Prevention & Awareness

Kovler Diabetes Center & Demoiselle 2 Femme, NFP presents

It”s time to PAUSE again from shopping, cleaning, hair appointments and watching t.v. to talk about … DIABETES PREVENTION & AWARENESS!

A Reality Check -According to the American Diabetes Association: -Diabetes is one of the most serious health problems that the African American community faces today. – The prevalence of both type 1* and type 2* increased among young people substantially over the past decade. – Complications such as nerve damage are already emerging in young people, raising concerns about the long-term health consequences for this and subsequent generations if the trend is not reversed.

We are calling all mothers, daughters, women and girls to “pause” from your Saturday activities and join us in our fight to reduce diabetes. The African American community is in an extreme health crisis and we must create a legacy of good health to pass on to future generations. The crisis we ignore today may be catastrophic tomorrow!

“PAUSE” is an engaging 2-hour symposium designed for women and girls ages 12 and up! You will be enlightened by personal stories from young people living with diabetes, empowered through medical information shared by health professionals and cooking demonstrations, and encouraged to take action with a toolkit that will assist you in empowering others to PAUSE for Diabetes! Information will also be provided about the services and support provided to the community by Kovler Diabetes Center.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

12 (noon) – 2 p.m.

~ FREE ADMISSION

~Knapp Center for Biomedical Discovery (KCBD) Lobby 900 E. 57th Street Chicago, IL 60637

~Lunch provided

~REGISTER NOW! (limited space of 90 attendees only!) ONLINE – WWW.DEMOISELLE2FEMME.ORG, TELEPHONE – 773.779.9371, or CONTACT FROM below