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Great American Smokeout: November 15
November 13, 2007, Volume 54, No. 12

Thinking of quitting? Be one of the 45 million smokers in the US to join the Great American Smokeout and quit smoking for good.

The Joan Karnell Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital will provide what local smokers need at the Great American Smokeout health fair and information expo, Thursday, November 15, 5-7:30 p.m. in the hospital cafeteria. The health fair will feature information on methods and medications to decrease or stop smoking as well as smoking cessation support and education from Pennsylvania Hospital physicians and pulmonary wellness/ respiratory care experts.

“The Joan Karnell Cancer Center is committed to helping area residents quit smoking and get started on a healthy and smoke-free life,” says Mary Pat Lynch, Cancer Center administrator. “We’ve lost too many patients and friends to smoking-related cancers, and have stepped up our efforts to give those looking to kick the habit the resources they need to make quitting a reality.”

The event will include live music, an art exhibit, prize raffles, refreshments and interactive displays by the local chapter of the American Cancer Society, Penn’s Tobacco Use Research Center, Pennsylvania Hospital Food and Nutrition department, and others.

Every registrant will also be eligible to win a gift card for a free (cold!) turkey.

Registration is required to attend the Great American Smokeout event. For more information or to register, call 1-800-789-PENN.

Almanac - November 13, 2007, Volume 54, No. 12