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M. D. Anderson Encourages Smokers to Quit

M. D. Anderson Encourages Smokers to Quit
Meet Mr. Cold Turkey at Great American Smokeout Event

M. D. Anderson News Release, 11/20/03

Thursday, Nov. 20
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Today, for the Great American Smokeout, smokers are invited to learn about the best ways to beat the habit at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. Mr. Cold Turkey, an M. D. Anderson employee dressed in a turkey costume, will mingle with exhibit-goers.

In addition, smokers can learn about tobacco cessation clinical trials currently recruiting volunteers interested in quitting. The day’s events are scheduled in conjunction with the national Great American Smokeout, the American Cancer Society event held each year to encourage smokers to quit for the day and the rest of their lives.

The exhibit area will feature:

  • Information about kick-the-habit research studies
  • Testing lung capacity by blowing into a pulmonary function machine
  • Experts on the best methods for quitting
  • The latest in nicotine replacement therapy

Since 1999, smoking cessation programs have been tax-deductible, in accordance with Internal Revenue Service guidelines of deductible medical expenses. 


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