Nov 18, 2011
from 08:00 AM to 05:00 PM
|Where||Hilton Wilmington Riverside, Wilmington, NC|
|Contact Name||Lori Smith|
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Tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of disease, disability and death in the United States. Every year, almost half a million people die prematurely from smoking or exposure to secondhand smoke. Over 90% of lung cancer deaths are caused by smoking. The good news, however, is that there are effective interventions to help people stay tobacco-free, as well as new procedures to detect lung cancer at an earlier stage.
The two day-long conferences during National Lung Cancer Awareness Month are to share evidence-based approaches to addressing these important issues. The event, titled “Moving TALK (Tobacco And Lung Cancer Knowledge) into Action,” will be held on Friday, November 4, 2011 at the Wilma M. Sherrill Center at UNC-Asheville and Friday, November 18, 2011 at the Hilton Wilmington Riverside in Wilmington.
Both conferences are open to health care providers, public health professionals and community members involved in tobacco prevention and control, and lung cancer screening and detection in Western and Eastern North Carolina.