B’more for healthy babies

Baltimore Boosts Smoke-Free Efforts

Baltimore City recently received an $18,000 grant from the Department of Health and Human Services to promote smoking cessation and smoke-free environments for pregnant women and children. The grant comes with evidence from a study recently published in The Lancet, which found that smoking bans

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Gov. O’Malley Announces Record Low MD Infant Mortality Rate

Governor Martin O’Malley joined Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Secretary Joshua M. Sharfstein at the Anne Arundel Medical Center on August 8 to announce that the state’s infant mortality rate remains at a record low of 6.7 deaths per 1000 live births in 2011—the lowest rate ever recorded in Maryland for two years in a row.

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Baltimore SLEEP SAFE Campaign Reaches Out to Fathers

CCP’s successful B’more for Healthy Babies SLEEP SAFE campaign recently launched a new phase of advertising. Designed to address fathers and to make the connection between exposure to cigarette smoke and infant death, the new ads feature a real Baltimore dad talking about his own experience. Dale (the dad in the ad) “took one for the team” (his family) and stopped smoking in his home.

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