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Health Advisory Lifted for Pittsburg and Antioch

Last updated: 5:39 a.m. Friday, March 27, 2015

The health advisory for Pittsburg and Antioch has been lifted. The advisory was issued for people with respiratory sensitivities this morning after a chemical release at Dow Chemical in Pittsburg. Contra Costa HazMat staff are investigating the incident. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Cessation Resources

Quitting smoking results in immediate benefits. Twenty (20) minutes after a smoker's last cigarette, your blood pressure lowers and your hands and feet warm up. Eight (8) hours after your last cigarette, the carbon monoxide level in your blood returns to normal. Twenty four (24) hours after your last cigarette,your heart attack risk decreases, you are less short of breath and you save money. Help is available for smokers who want to quit. See resources below for information on how to quit.

The California Smokers' Helpline
Phone 1-800-NO BUTTS

Cessation for Medi-Cal:

Contra Costa Tobacco Cessation and Education Resources:

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