Kentucky Medical Association Newsletter, December 2008

M. Bousamra, MD; G. Kloecker, MD, MPH; S. Herbig

Kentucky is among the states with the highest smoking-related mortality and youth smoking rates. Drive Cancer Out is a physician-led program that assesses and attempts to influence health literacy among Kentucky adolescents. Surveys on fifthgrade students identify social risk factors for smoking initiation and propose methods to decrease the rate of smoking among teenagers.

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