The Department of Health is asking private well owners to boil their water as a safety precaution.
Thursday, February 14
Due to the excessive snow from the winter storm and from rainfall on Monday, some private wells may be contaminated, prompting the Rhode Island Department of Health to recommend residents with wells boil their water. Those who lost water pressure or have a flooded well head (surrounded by water), should take steps to ensure the safety of drinking water: For more information visit www.health.ri.gov/drinkingwaterquality/for/privatewellowners/ or call the Health Information Line at 401-222-5960 / RI Relay 711.
How has smoking impacted your life? Are you trying to quit? Does someone you care about smoke? The Health Department wants to hear from you.
In honor of the New Year, the Rhode Island Department of Health is encouraging smokers to quit in 2013 with the launch of its new smoking cessation campaign, “Tobacco Made Me.” The new campaign, which showcases personal stories from Rhode Islanders whose lives have been negatively impacted by smoking and tobacco use, is designed to motivate smokers to call the state’s quit line at 1-800-QUIT-NOW. How has smoking impacted your own life? Are you a previous smoker and quit? How did you do it? Tell us your story in the comments section. “Quitting smoking is tough, but the more times that a smoker tries to quit, the more likely he or she is to ultimately be successful,” said Dr. Michael Fine, director of the health department. “Smokers …