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Smoking App Wins Award for Tobacco Prevention

In 2012, Patricia Neal Rehabilitation Center, a member of Covenant Health, and the Will Rogers Institute began offering a new app for smart phones to help smokers make the smart choice to kick the habit. Now the Stop Smoking App has received a special honor for that mission.

The Dr. Peter Carter Award recognizes contributions to tobacco prevention in Knox County and surrounding communities. It is presented by the Smoke Free Knoxville Coalition. At the award ceremony, Jon Dalton, manager of Parkwest Cardiopulmonary Wellness and Rehabilitation, received the honor on behalf of Covenant Health. Dalton was instrumental in creating the app.

"Covenant Health's mission is to serve the community by improving the quality of life through better health," says Dalton. "It's a true honor for our organization to be specifically recognized by the community for giving our best to carry out that mission."
 
The Stop Smoking App is a tool that gives smokers advice and encouragement to help them give up smoking for good. You can download the app for your phone or other mobile devices at www.convenanthealth.com/stopsmoking.






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