Recent studies estimate the prevalence of adult smokers in Fulton County to be about 90,000.¬† According to the Georgia Departments of Community Health, one of every six deaths in adult Georgians is due to tobacco related illness.¬† Georgia continues to fall behind other states in reducing the burden of tobacco use.¬† Fulton County moves forward to examine tobacco use in the county, how to decrease tobacco use and the effect of tobacco use in our communities.
On Monday, February 14, 2011 from 10:00 am until 12:30 pm, Fulton County Health Services will examine how to decrease the impact of tobacco use in every community.¬† The event will be held at the Aldredge Health Center located at 99 Jesse Hill Jr. Dr. SE, Atlanta.¬† Registration is required.¬†¬†
The event is free and open to the public.¬† Fulton County residents are encouraged to attend.¬† Expert panel participants include representatives from Emory University, Morehouse School of Medicine, Georgia State University, American Lung Association of Georgia, American Cancer Society, Georgia Tobacco Use Prevention Program, and Fulton County Health Services.
Lunch will be served to registered participants.
For more information, call (404) 224-3497 or send an email to