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American Cancer Society, ENT and Allergy Associates Once Again Partner To Fight Smoking, Especially Among Teens

11/19/2009 in press release

Contest Encourages Local High School Students to Create Anti-Smoking Song

White Plains, NY – The American Cancer Society and ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP (ENTA) are once again teaming up to bring a strong and relevant anti-smoking message to teens and ENTA patients through a strategic partnership that includes outreach to local high schools and patient education. 

“The most effective way for us to fight cancer is to partner with systems in our communities to reach the largest number of people possible,” said Dee McCabe, Executive Vice President, American Cancer Society.  “ENTA has been a great partner, reaches thousands of people a day, and truly is committed to improving health of their patients.”

“At ENTA, we see far too many patients-each and every week-afflicted with cancer&hellip,so our partnership with the American Cancer Society allows us to educate people about the dangers of smoking, and point them toward smoking cessation and cancer prevention” said Dr. Wayne Eisman, President of ENT and Allergy Associates. “We are delighted to do everything we possibly can to help the ACS fight smoking, particularly among young people.”

A key part of the alliance is ENTA’s support of the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout, held on November 19th.  Throughout the month of November, ENTA will offer patients materials on how to quit smoking in its 30 offices throughout the Greater New York and New Jersey area.  Also, several ENTA doctors will speak at local high schools to teens about the dangers of smoking, how to deal with peer pressure, and how the tobacco industry targets its advertising to teens.

ENTA-ACS poster

ENTA-ACS posterAs part of the Great American Smokeout, ENTA is challenging students to create their own anti-smoking song and compete for a prize of $2,000.  The contest is open to all public high school students throughout New York and New Jersey. 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.

ENT and Allergy Associates has a clinical alliance with the Mount Sinai Medical Center for the treatment of patients with head and neck disorders, and has established a first-of-its kind program for head and neck cancer screening.

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 video contest, call 914-984-2531 or 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
ENT and Allergy Associates (ENTA) is the largest ENT doctor, allergy and audiology practice in the tri-state area, with 30 offices in Westchester, Putnam, Orange, Dutchess, Rockland, and Nassau counties in New York, New York City (NYC-Manhattan) and Somerset, Morris, Bergen, Hudson, and Passaic counties in New Jersey. We offer the convenience of a large group practice, with multiple office sites, evening and weekend hours and prompt appointment scheduling. Our practice features state-of-the-art care for ear, nose, throat and allergy disorders, and offers a variety of highly specialized procedures that utilize the latest medical technology. ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP has a clinical alliance with the Mount Sinai Medical Center for the treatment of diseases of the head and neck. To learn more about the benefits of ENT and Allergy Associates, please visit www.entandallergy.com.

Contacts:
American Cancer Society
Jennifer Coulombe (212) 237-3859 office, (917) 364-9351 – cell, Jennifer.Coulombe@cancer.org                                                       

ENT and Allergy Associates
Jason Campbell (914) 984 –2531 office, (914) 602-1854 – cell, JCampbell@ENTandAllergy.com 

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