Newsmaker: Talking about tobacco on WTAG

By Sandra Gray

UMass Medical School Communications

May 24, 2012
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  Ryan Coffman
   
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  Gregory Seward

Gregory Seward, MS, director of the Tobacco-Free Initiative at UMass Medical School and UMass Memorial Health Care, and Ryan Coffman, MPH, instructor in psychiatry and director of the UMass Tobacco Consultation Service, talked to WTAG’s Jim Polito in studio about how UMass Medical School is helping people quit smoking.

The interview preceded the World Health Organization’s annual World No Tobacco Day, which will be observed this year on May 31. May also marks the fourth anniversary of the UMMS and UMass Memorial Tobacco Free Initiative, which prohibits smoking and the use of all tobacco products at both institutions to promote health and reduce the risks of exposure to second-hand smoke. The initiative continues to provide a range of resources to encourage and support individuals who wish to quit.

Hear the complete interview: Great American Smokeout

Related links:
Enjoying the smoke-free smell of success
Teaching the tricks of the tobacco trade
Smoke-free: Three Years and Counting
Central Massachusetts Tobacco-free Community Partnership