Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (COPD) is the #4 cause of death in the US. Tune in to hear about the many diseases associated with smoking and vaping, and learn about the 360 support for COPD patients, caregivers, health care providers, and more!
You’ll also learn about The Great American Smokeout, which is coming up this month! For over 40 years, the American Cancer Society has marked the 3rd Thursday in November as the target day to help you “Commit to Quit”! Hear about the support and resources to get you started.
Tina marks October 8, 2009 as the beginning of her new life. After years of heavy cigarette smoking, she and her son quit smoking and are on the journey together toward a healthier life. She is a Face of COPD and serves as the State Advocacy Captain for PA, lending support to thousands of fellow patients.
Each week we highlight the Real Champions in your life! Your family, friends, or colleagues who go the extra mile to help others in their community. Know someone who should be featured? Nominate them now!
Marianne T. Ritchie, MD was one of the first female gastroenterologists practicing in the Philadelphia area. An advocate for over 30 years, Dr. Ritchie developed the PINKPLUS triple cancer screening program, and the BLUE LIGHTS CAMPAIGNfor Colon Cancer Awareness.
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