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Snohomish Health District is the local public health agency for Snohomish County in Washington state. Our news releases are a resource for current public health information for media, the public, policymakers, and other community partners.

News releases are sent to print and electronic media as needed. We also share relevant media releases from the Department of Health and other public health agencies.

 

Media Releases

Health District Comment Period Closes with Nearly 800 Responses

Vaping Subcommittee to Discuss Recommendation Aug. 19

Aug. 13, 2015 - SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Following a public comment period that drew responses via online survey, email, letters and an in-person listening session, the Vaping Subcommittee is meeting to discuss feedback and potential policy options.

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Thursday, August 13, 2015/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (102)/Comments (0)/
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Share Your Thoughts on Vaping in Public Places

Health District Offers Multiple Ways to Share Opinions in July

July 6, 2015 - SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – A preliminary comment period has officially opened for county residents to provide input on a potential new policy that would prohibit vaping in public places. E-cigarettes and vaping products are not regulated the same way cigarettes are. This leads to public health concerns about potential exposure to the unknown mixture of chemicals in the vapor, as well as the rise in teens and young adults using a new type of addictive nicotine product.

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Monday, July 6, 2015/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (304)/Comments (0)/
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Service changes at the Health District

Adjustments pave way for more public health opportunities long-term

July 2, 2015 - SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. Looking at client feedback and usage rates, as well as a variety of changes in the community, the Snohomish Health District has started making adjustments to current operations. As of July 1, the immunization and travel services clinics are now closed permanently. Starting on Monday, the Women-Infant-Children (WIC) and First Steps clinics will have new hours of service. Read More >>
Monday, July 6, 2015/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (286)/Comments (0)/
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Troubling trends in depression and suicide among youth

Healthy Youth Survey shows many county students are at risk

June 23, 2015 - SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – As students wrap up their school years and head into summer, new data shows that parents and community members should be aware of signs to look for if someone is in crisis and where to go for help. An increasing number of Snohomish County teens say they feel sad or hopeless, have thoughts of suicide, or have attempted suicide.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (339)/Comments (0)/
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County Residents to be Asked to Share Thoughts on Vaping

Health District Looks to Expand Smoking in Public Places Law

June 16, 2015 - SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – To vape, or not to vape—in public—that is the question.  Amidst the growing popularity of electronic cigarettes and vaping, and rising ambiguity by business owners on whether it’s allowed in their establishments, the Snohomish Health District is evaluating options to prohibit vaping and vapor products in public places.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015/Author: Lynn Ljungquist/Number of views (299)/Comments (0)/
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