Race Against Teen Smoking: NYC
claims the lives of 450,000 Americans each year; 150,000 of these are women.
Lung cancer is now the number one cause of cancer death among American women;
cigarette smoking is its primary cause. The good news is that new smoking starts
have decreased in almost every age group and demographic; the bad news is that
new smoking continues to rise among teenage girls. To draw attention to this--and
to promote overall smoke-free action, advocacy and awareness especially among
teenage girls--the National Council on Women's Health is hosting the "Race Against
Teen Smoking", June 3, 2001 in Central Park, New York City.
For more information on the event, go to www.smokefreewomen-kids.org.
For more information on the health hazards of smoking, click here.
Created: 4/19/2001  - Donnica Moore, M.D.