Beyond the Headlines: Smoking

This week's episode looks at how smoking impacts our lives and offers ways to quit.
Show topic: Smoking
November 8, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
ABC7's Emmy award-winning public affairs show, "Beyond the Headlines," provides in-depth coverage of the topics and issues facing the people of the Bay Area. Throughout the year, "Beyond the Headlines" airs half-hour specials on issues, ranging from Bay Area housing to same-sex marriage.

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.

Studio Guests

Serena Chen
Regional Advocacy Director
American Lung Association
Twitter: @CaliforniaLung

David Jablons, M.D.
Professor and Chief of Thoracic Surgery
UCSF Department of Surgery
Director, UCSF Thoracic Oncology Lab
Twitter: @bonniejaddario

Rosalyn Moya
Project Coordinator, Tobacco Program
Thunder Road - Adolescent Treatment Center in Alameda County

Additional Information

Cessation Resources:
Ash Kickers

Cessation Information

1-800-NO-BUTTS Smoker's Helpline

Smoking Cessation Program at UCSF

Heart and Vascular Center Resources: UCSF Heart and Vascular Center

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