Doctors discuss ongoing effort to cut tobacco use

Doctors discuss ongoing effort to cut tobacco use


Associated Press

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Doctors from across the nation are gathering in the nation's No. 5 tobacco-growing state to discuss the latest scientific research on tobacco and ways to accelerate the campaign against its use.

A scientific retreat is being held Thursday at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.

The keynote speakers include Dr. Jonathan Samet, the senior scientific editor of the 2014 Surgeon General's Report. He will discuss the progress made after a half century of issuing the reports.

CVS Caremark Vice President Dr. William Fulcher will discuss the drug store chain's decision to stop selling tobacco.

The daylong meeting is being hosted by the South Carolina Clinical & Translational Research Institute and the Medical University's Hollings Cancer Center.

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