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November 15, 2012

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Also, I am the mother of three young children. Last year, my oldest child, who was in second grade at the time, had to do a poster on healthy habits for his School Health Fair. He chose the theme “Be Healthy: Don’t Smoke.” I was very proud of him and also confident that every effort we put in prevention will be beneficial for our kids. 

By preaching by example, whether we are in a doctor’s office or a school setting, I believe we can have a positive impact on tobacco use prevention, which is, believe it or not, the leading cause of preventable chronic disease and premature death in the United States.

DR. MARIE-CAROLINE PICHE

Malone

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