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11/15/2010 in press release
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 Great American Smokeout is the perfect time to talk about the dangers of smoking and ENTA is a great partner to help us get the word out to both adults and youth," said Susan Petre, American Cancer Society, Regional Vice President. "Qutting is not easy and it doesn't have to be tackled alone. Resources available through the American Cancer Society and ENTA are there to help make a quit attempt successful."
A key part of the alliance is ENTA’s support of the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout, held on Thursday, November 18th. Throughout the month of November, ENTA will offer patients materials on how to quit smoking in its 35 offices throughout the Greater New York and New Jersey area. Also, several ENTA doctors, along with ACS staff 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.
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.
ENT and Allergy Associates, LLP is the largest and most comprehensive ear, nose, throat, allergy and audiology practice in the nation with 35 offices and over 110 physicians. It has a clinical alliance with the Mount SinaiMedicalCenter for the treatment of diseases of the head and neck and a partnership with the American Cancer Society to educate and treat patients with smoking disorders and cancer. And now, with the addition of a collaborative clinical research program, the Practice has expanded its clinical affiliation to world class Immunodeficiency trials. To learn more about the benefits of ENT and Allergy Associates ®,, please visit www.entandallergy.com
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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 Print ad contest, call 914-984-2531 or log onto www.entandallergy.com. 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.As part of the Great American Smokeout, ENTA is challenging students to create their own anti-smoking print ad and compete for a prize of $2,000. The contest is open to all public and private 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.