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Campaign to Preserve
the Practice of Medicine
and billboards around the city, with an intended audience of
low-income black Philadelphians aged 18 to 35.
Our mission at the health department is to protect and promote the health of all Philadelphians, and key to that mission
is ensuring that young people have the freedom to live healthy,
tobacco-free lives. Menthol and flavored tobacco put that right
at risk by helping to addict young people to a deadly product.
To learn more about Break the Cycle and our work at Smokefree
Philly, you can visit smokefreephilly.org/breakthecycle or join the
Smokefree Philly coalition, a regular meeting of stakeholders that
discusses tobacco-free efforts. *
Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) data as reported
by County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, 2014; Philadelphia (local
source): Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC) Household
Health Survey, 2014/15.
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Among Menthol and Nonmenthol Smokers in the United States. American Journal of Public Health. 2011;101(7):1241-1247. doi:10.2105/
Hillier A, Chilton M, Zhao Q, Szymkowiak D, Coffman R, Mallya
G. Concentration of Tobacco Advertisements at SNAP and WIC Stores,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2012. Prev Chronic Dis 2015;12:140133.
Villanti AC, Mowery PD, Delnevo CD, et al. Changes in the Prevalence and Correlates of menthol cigarette use in the USA, 2004-2014.
Tob Control 2016;25:ii14-ii20.
Neff LJ, Arrazola RA, Caraballo RS, et al. Frequency of Tobacco Use
Among Middle and High School Students - United States, 2014.
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2015;64:1061-1093.
Brown JE, Luo W, Isabelle LM, and JF Pankow. Candy Flavorings in
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Why I AM
a PCMS member...
I have been a member of the Philadelphia County
Medical Society since I completed my residency in family
practice at Thomas Jefferson University in 1981. I feel it
is important for all physicians to join together to protect
their rights, to support them in the constantly changing
environment of medical care, and to have a voice in the
legislature. Your medical society does so many other things
to help physicians and it gives us a way of getting together
and sharing ideas. We don't have a union, so this is our way.
In addition I cannot enumerate the many wonderful events
I have attended over these 37 years to celebrate, learn, grow,
and enjoy our unique position in society and in the lives
of our patients. The physicians I have joined with are the
stars of the medical world. They are intelligent, caring, and
work very hard to support our profession. I am honored to
have worked with them to improve our profession and our
Join us at the Philadelphia County Medical
Society today by calling 215-563-5343, x 101
or join online at PhilaMedSoc.org.
Carol Love, MD., Recently Retired, Family Medicine
physician formerly affiliated with Einstein Medical Center
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