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University Of South Carolina At Spartanburg

800 University Way
Spartanburg, SC 29303-4999

General Phone: 864-503-5000
Financial Aid Phone: 864-503-5349
Sector: Public, 4-year or above
Classification: Baccalaureate Colleges--General

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National Medical Association President Becomes the Voice for ... - PR Newswire (press release)

Dr. Sandra L. Gadson to help stomp out smoking in the African-American community through education and motivation PITTSBURGH, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- In late July, the National Medical Association (NMA) inducted Sandra L. Gadson, M.D., as its 106th president at their Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly in New York City. This month, Dr. Gadson was named the spokesperson for the "Stomping Out Smoking in the African-American Community Through Education and Motivation" campaign, a partnership program between the National Medical Association and GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare, the industry leader in smoking cessation and marketers of the widely used nicotine replacement therapies. (Photo: ) During her NMA inaugural address, Gadson described her presidential agenda as the "equality agenda," consisting of programs and activities designed to enable African-Americans to live longer, healthier lives. A study on smoking behaviors and sources of healthcare for African- Americans indicated that current smokers with a regular source of healthcare were further along in the cessation process than those without a regular source of care. Specifically, those with heathcare were more likely to plan to quit within the next 30 days and to smoke fewer cigarettes. "I am delighted to be involved in a campaign that is dedicated - more available