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For Release:  October 28, 2009
Contact: Pamela Williams
Office of Communications
(405) 271-5601

Media Advisory

What:  News Conference

When:  9:00 a.m. Thursday, October 29, 2009

Where:    State Capitol Building, Broadcast Media Room, 4th Floor

Who:    Dr. Alan Blum, Gerald Leon Wallace Endowed Chair in Family Medicine, University of Alabama, and Director, Center for the Study of Tobacco and Society

Dr. James W. Mold, Professor of Medicine, Department of Family Practice, University of Oklahoma Medical School, member of Institute of Medicine

Marilyn Davidson, American Heart Association Government Affairs Director for Oklahoma

Background:       Oklahomans have poor health status compared to the rest of the United States. Speakers will address health concerns related to secondhand tobacco smoke and cardiovascular disease in Oklahomans. There will be a call to action to eliminate exposure to secondhand smoke in all workplaces.



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