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DHHR to Host CDC for Tips From Former Smokers Campaign


Who:                    Amanda, Former Smoker, CDC’s Tips From Former Smokers® Campaign 

                             Dr. Cathy Slemp, Commissioner of DHHR’s Bureau for Public Health/State Health Officer
What:                   Press Conference
                             Hear from Amanda, a former smoker, who will encourage residents to stop smoking
When:                  Thursday, May 16, 2019

Time:                    10:00 a.m.
Location:            Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center
                            Upper Lobby, outside of the new Terrace Café
                            200 Civic Center Drive
                            Charleston, WV 25301

Tobacco use remains the leading cause of preventable death and disease in the United States, killing more than 480,000 Americans each year.  In West Virginia alone, 4,300 adults die from smoking-related illnesses each year.

The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) will host a media event on Thursday, May 16, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. at the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center featuring Amanda in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Tips From Former Smokers® campaign. 

Amanda will share her story of how smoking impacted her pregnancy and how she managed to quit.  

View Amanda’s ad here.

One-on-one media interviews will be offered following the event.

Contact Information

Media contact: DHHRCommunications@wv.gov or (304) 558-7899
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