Dallas County Hospital to host smoking education program

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Dr. Lorene Mein
Dr. Lorene Mein

The Dallas County Hospital in Perry is partnering with the Midwest Rural Telemedicine Consortium of the Mercy Health Network to present a free program, “Tobacco Addiction: Is it Really Worth Treating,” Thursday, Nov. 19 from 6-7 p.m. in the Dallas County Hospital Board Room.

Dr. Lorene Mein, family practice nurse practitioner and American Lung Association tobacco expert, will be on hand in a live videoconference to explain how tobacco affects adults and children and outline the resources and programs for children and adults regarding tobacco use, cessation and prevention.

Seating will be limited at this free program. To reserve a seat, call 515-465-7628 or visit the DCH website.

Smokers as a percentage of the population for the United States, the Netherlands, Norway, Japan, and Finland.
Smokers as a percentage of the population for the United States, the Netherlands, Norway, Japan, and Finland.

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