Two hundred smokers who attend an event at Smilow Cancer Hospital on November 12 will get a jump on quitting.
(November 2011) Some of Yale’s top physicians would like you to join them for a free breakfast and give them an hour of your Saturday morning. In return, you’ll get some up-to-date information about lung cancer prevention and treatment.
Smokers are most welcome, especially if they want to quit.
“Smilow Cares About Your Lungs,” will take place November 12, beginning at 9 a.m. in the Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven Auditorium, 55 Park Street, New Haven, CT.
Registration and Continental Breakfast
Welcome and introductions with Roy S. Herbst, MD, PhD, chief of medical oncology and professor at Yale School of Medicine.
Innovation in Lung Cancer Treatment with Daniel Boffa, MD, assistant professor of thoracic surgery, Yale School of Medicine.
Smoking Cessation and Lung Cancer Prevention, with Benjamin Toll, PhD, assistant professor of psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine
At 10:30 a.m., Toll, program director of the Smoking Cessation Service at Smilow Cancer Hospital, which helps patients at Smilow and Winchester Chest Clinic, will provide a brief screening and give the first 200 registered participants who are eligible a 2-week starter package of nicotine patch medication, and advice on follow-up.
“About 20 percent of people in our country still smoke—in parts of New Haven it’s closer to 30 percent,” says Toll, an assistant professor of psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine. He says studies show the best method for quitting smoking is a combination of counseling and medication, such as the nicotine patches. “It’s important that our hospital and our medical school help smokers in our community to quit. I hope that we can get a large number of smokers to come to this event.”
The Smilow Auditorium is on the 2nd floor of a new building at 55 Park Street in New Haven that is attached to the back of the Air Rights Garage. Free parking is available in the garage for participants who bring their parking tickets to the event. Register online at http://www.ynhh.org/events/details.aspx?sid=28635 or call 1-888-700-6543 and press 2.