U.S. surgeon general joins effort to reduce smoking in youths


From NYDailyNews.com: U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin, state Secretary of Health Mary Selecky and other national, state and local health officials discussed youth tobacco use at a town-hall meeting on the University of Washington campus Thursday. The meeting was part of a nationwide awareness initiative by the Department of Health and Human Services.

More than 1,200 people die nationwide every day from tobacco use, Benjamin said. Benjamin, who lost her mother to lung cancer due to smoking, said it’s her mission to reduce smoking particularly among youth—as 88 percent of all smokers begin smoking by age 18. Click here to read more


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