Tobacco cessation on January 16 On Call

Tobacco cessation on January 16 On Call Viewers can learn about resources to help them quit smoking on the Jan. 16 edition of On Call.

"Cigarettes contain at least 69 distinct cancer-causing chemicals. This

program will give information about the dangers of using tobacco and the effects of secondhand smoke," producer Lindsey Meyers said.

Meyers and On Call Medical Editor Dr. Rick Holm will discuss tobacco cessation with South Dakota Secretary of Health Doneen Hollings-worth. Hollingsworth will talk about the number of smokers in South Dakota, and the successful SD Quits Program.

Dr. Allen Nord from Rapid City Regional Hospital is also a guest. In addition the show will feature segments about the American Lung Association and a South Dakota State University organization that is changing the tradition of tobacco affiliation with the club.

On Call is a weekly program about medicine on South Dakota Public Broadcasting – Television. The South Dakota Cooperative Extension Service produces the program. The show is broadcast Sundays at 12:30 p.m. Central, 11:30 a.m. Mountain, on South Dakota Public Broadcasting � Television.

On Call is the only medical program endorsed by the South Dakota State Medical Association and the South Dakota Department of Health. It is made possible by major underwriter support from Avera Health. Additional sponsors include The South Dakota Foundation for Medical Care, Dakotacare, Brookings Hospital, Rapid City Regional Hospital, Swiftel Communications and Friends of SDPB.

Back pain will be the topic for the Jan. 23 show. Viewers can call 1-888-DrOnCall (1-888-376-6225) with questions for the

program any time of

day. Or submit questions through the On Call

Web site, http://oncall.sd

state.org/.

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