Episode 100: New Year’s Resolution #1: Quit Smoking & Vaping Dr. Marianne T. Ritchie
On January 9, 2022, as the first part of a three-part series on New Year’s Resolutions, our host Dr. Marianne Ritchie was joined by Jamie L. Garfield, MD, a highly respected pulmonologist from the renowned Temple Lung Center, for a discussion about a common resolution – to quit smoking or vaping.
Listen now to learn the risks associated with smoking and/or vaping. For example, the use of any tobacco product causes increased risks for multiple diseases including more than 12 cancers! Hear tips on how to make a plan to quit smoking, and where to find support and resources, such as the American Lung Association, that will help you stick to it!
Dr. Garfield is an Associate Professor of Thoracic Medicine and Surgery and Core Clinical Educator for Medical Students at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine, and Core Clinical Faculty for the Internal Medicine Residency at Temple University Hospital.
Your Real Champion of the week was Chuck Montufar!
Chuck and his wife Joe are very thankful parents! When their daughter Cara was 12, she was diagnosed with cancer in her thigh. After extensive surgery and chemotherapy, Cara grew to become a healthy woman with a four-year-old son of her own. Chuck and Joe have shown their gratitude by giving countless hours to “Make a Wish” and “Katie’s Krusaders“. They were also a force in establishing the Ronald McDonald House at Front and Erie to serve families of seriously ill children at St. Christopher’s Hospital.
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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 PINK PLUS triple cancer screening program, and the BLUE LIGHTS CAMPAIGN for Colon Cancer Awareness.
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