Welcome to North Shore Health Department Job Alert-Public Health Nurse Position The North Shore Health Department has a Public Health Nurse position open. To learn more about the position and to apply click here. North Shore Health Department Highlights 11/13/2018 Did you know? November 15, 2018 is the American Cancer Society’s 43rd annual Great American Smokeout. The Great American Smokeout encourages smokers to make a plan to quit smoking. The most recent data available indicates that in 2017, 14.0% of U.S. adults were current cigarette smokers, the lowest prevalence recorded since monitoring began in 1965. Nonetheless, smoking remains the leading preventable cause of disease, disability, and death in the United States. Each year, an estimated 480,000 U.S. adults die from cigarette smoking and secondhand smoke exposure. Smokers can and do quit smoking: former smokers now outnumber current smokers! Among current U.S. adult smokers, nearly two out of three want to quit smoking, and about half made an attempt to quit in the preceding year. Medication and counseling/coaching are the two best tools to help you quit smoking—nearly tripling the likelihood of successfully quitting. You can get both FREE by calling the Wisconsin Tobacco Quit Line at 800-QUIT-NOW (800-784-8669). The Quit Line offers a free two-weekly supply of your choice of the nicotine patch, lozenge or gum, along with free telephone coaching on how to quit from experts. CDC’s Tips From Former Smokers campaign offers additional resources (https://www.cdc.gov/tips). Let this year’s Great American Smokeout event be your day to start your journey toward a smoke-free life. Missed the highlights? Click here to view previous highlights.