11/17/2011 in press release
From the American Cancer Society
American Cancer Society
Angela Pause Smith (518) 454-4039- office, (518)-339-6339- cell, Angela.Pause-Smith@Cancer.Org
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY, ENT AND ALLERGY ASSOCIATES® BUTT IN, SO TEENS CAN BUTT OUT!
2011 Contest Encourages Local High School Students to Create Anti-Smoking T-Shirt Design
White Plains, NY –In an effort to prevent teens from picking up that first cigarette and to help those who have already started, the American Cancer Society and ENT and Allergy Associates®, LLP (ENTA) are once again teaming up to deliver a strong and relevant anti-smoking message to teens.
As part of ENTA’s commitment to the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout-which this year falls on Thursday, November 17th- ENTA is challenging high school students to create their own anti-smoking T-Shirt design and compete for a $2000 prize. The contest is open to all public high school students throughout New York and New Jersey.
In further support of the effort, several ENTA doctors-along with the American Cancer Society Staff- will speak to students at local high schools about the dangers of smoking, how to deal with peer pressure, and how the tobacco industry targets its advertising to teens. The American Cancer Society Web site also includes financial benefits of quitting smoking, a cigarette calculator, and directions on how to become an advocate in the fight against the tobacco industry.
In addition, throughout the month of November, ENTA will offer patients materials on how to quit smoking in its 36 offices throughout the Greater New York and New Jersey area.
"The American Cancer Society is pleased to once again partner with ENTA on this year's Great American Smokeout," said Susan Petre, American Cancer Society, Regional Vice President. "Many adult smokers begin in their teen years, so by reaching youth early we hope to prevent teens from developing an addiction that can lead to serious illness, suffering and even death."
“Our practice, unfortunately, sees far too many patients suffering the harmful effects of prolonged tobacco use,” said Dr. Wayne Eisman, President of ENT and Allergy Associates. “We are delighted to help with cessation efforts, and extremely proud of the efforts of these high school students, who combined commitment and creativity to effectively get the message out to their fellow teens”.
ENT and Allergy Associates has a clinical alliance with the Mount Sinai Medical Centertofight head and neck cancer and esophageal cancer, by providing patients with comprehensive and seamless world class, first-of-a-kind approaches to superior healthcare
For more information about the American Cancer Society, call 1-800-227-2345 or log onto cancer.org. For more information about ENTA or the T-Shirt contest, call 914-984-2539 or 914-984-2523or log onto www.entandallergy.com.
About the American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society combines an unyielding passion with nearly a century of experience to save lives and end suffering from cancer. As a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers, we fight for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. We save lives by helping people stay well by preventing cancer or detecting it early; helping people get well by being there for them during and after a cancer diagnosis; by finding cures through investment in groundbreaking discovery; and by fighting back by rallying lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and by rallying communities worldwide to join the fight. As the nation’s largest non-governmental investor in cancer research, contributing more than $3.4 billion, we turn what we know about cancer into what we do. As a result, more than 11 million people in America who have had cancer and countless more who have avoided it will be celebrating birthdays this year. To learn more about us or to get help, call us any time, day or night, at 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.
About ENT and Allergy Associates
Each ENT and Allergy Associates clinical location provides access to a full complement of services, including General Adult and Pediatric ENT, Voice and Swallowing, Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery, Disorders of the Inner Ear and Dizziness, Asthma, Clinical Immunology, Diagnostic Audiology, and Hearing Aid dispensing. Visit www.entandallergy.com
for more information. The practice has a clinical alliance with the Mount Sinai Medical Center for the treatment of diseases of the head and neck and esophageal cancer and a partnership with the American Cancer Society to educate and treat patients with smoking disorders and cancer. The Practice has also expanded its clinical capabilities to include advanced Immunodeficiency trials.
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