BEYOND THE HEADLINES
November 10, 2013
Hosted by ABC7's Cheryl Jennings
This week's episode of "Beyond the Headlines" looks at how smoking impacts our lives and our communities.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
* Every day nearly 4000 young people under 18 years old smoke a cigarette for the first time.
* Almost 13% of the adult population in California are currently smokers. That's more than 3,000,000 people.
* 69% of smokers in the United States want to quit completely.
The guests will address health implications and offers ways to quit.
Regional Advocacy Director
American Lung Association
David Jablons, M.D.
Professor and Chief of Thoracic Surgery
UCSF Department of Surgery
Director, UCSF Thoracic Oncology Lab
Project Coordinator, Tobacco Program
Thunder Road - Adolescent Treatment Center in Alameda County
1-800-NO-BUTTS Smoker's Helpline
Smoking Cessation Program at UCSF http://livingwell.ucsf.edu/programs/smoking_cessation
Heart and Vascular Center Resources: UCSF Heart and Vascular Center www.ucsfhealth.org/clinics/heart_and_vascular_center/