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Local Students Recognized for Anti-Smoking Video

03/13/2009 in news

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The American Cancer Society,ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP (ENTA) and Mt. Sinai Medical Center today honored a team of local high school students for their anti-smoking efforts that took shape in the form of a video. The presentation took place at the Westchester County Association`s annual legislative breakfast.

Thanks to an award donated by ENTA, Sleepy Hollow High School will receive $2,000 for the students` work. The segment appears on Sleepy Hollow Digital News, the school`s news station. The video concept takes the students inside the human body and describes the devastating effect that smoking has on a person`s health. Although the $2,000 award was to be split among the school and the students, the students decided to contribute their portion back to the school. More than a dozen students contributed to the video`s production. The video can be viewed at, and at

"It is thrilling to see local students become activists in the fight against Big Tobacco," said Rick Lepkowski, Regional Vice President, American Cancer Society. "Their recognition of the problem of tobacco use among youth, concern for their peers and the fact that they took action demonstrates character beyond their years."

"I'm so pleased with the efforts of our local students", said Dr. Jill Zeitlin, of ENT and Allergy's Sleepy Hollow office. "Making the decision not to smoke may be the single most important thing that they can do for their health. We are proud to have created this opportunity for students to be recognized and rewarded for their work, their commitment, and their creativity."

The students of Sleepy Hollow High School are awarded a check for $2000 and an engraved award (inset) for their winning anti-smoking video at the Westchester County Association

About the American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by saving lives, diminishing suffering and preventing cancer through research, education, advocacy and service. The American Cancer Society Eastern Division has 46 community-based offices, involving thousands of volunteers throughout NY and NJ.For 24-hour cancer information, call toll free 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit

About ENT and Allergy Associates

ENT and Allergy Associates, with 30 offices in NY and NJ, offers the convenience of a large group practice, with multiple office sites, evening and weekend hours and prompt appointment scheduling. The practice features state-of-the-art care for ear, nose, throat, allergy and sleeping disorders, and offers a variety of highly specialized procedures that utilize the latest medical technology. ENT and Allergy has a clinical alliance with the Mount Sinai Medical Center for the treatment of diseases of the head and neck. The practice also has an ongoing partnership with the American Cancer Society for the promotion of smoking cessation in our communities.

American Cancer Society
Angela Pause Smith, 518-366-1236
Drew Franklin
Senior Manager, Marketing and Physician Relations
(914) 984-2530

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