“What Happened to the Marlboro Man®?” Topic of Upcoming Free Lecture

BRUNSWICK, Georgia: March 18, 2009 – According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cigarette smoking has been identified as the most important source of preventable disease and illness and premature death worldwide. Smoking-related diseases claim an estimated 438,000 American lives each year, including those affected indirectly, such as babies born prematurely due to prenatal maternal smoking and victims of "secondhand" exposure to tobacco's carcinogens.

To find out more about quitting smoking and preventing and treating diseases of the lungs, the public is invited to the Southeast Georgia Health System lecture “What Happened to the Marlboro Man®?” This presentation, part of the Health System’s ongoing series of free community lectures, will be held on Thursday, March 26, at 7 p.m., in the Linda S. Pinson Conference Center on the Brunswick Campus, 2415 Parkwood Drive.

The speaker for this event is thoracic surgeon Walter W. Scott, MD. Scott is board certified in both thoracic surgery and general surgery. He graduated medical school from University of Virginia School of Medicine, and completed his residency at the University of North Carolina Hospitals and the University of Utah Medical Center. A former emergency medical technician, EMT, Scott also has a Bachelor's degree in religion from the University of Virginia.

The next lectures scheduled for the Brunswick Campus is:

“Boomeritis: The Difference Between Middle Age Aches & Pains & When You Should Really Go See a Doctor”
Thursday, April 9, 7 p.m.
Linda S. Pinson Conference Center
Orthopaedic surgeons Beau Sasser, MD, and Denny Carter, MD, speakers

“Keeping Your Child Healthy at School”
Thursday, April 23, 7 p.m.
Linda S. Pinson Conference Center
Pediatrician William P. Bristol, MD

To reserve a seat for this lecture or any other lectures in the series, please call 912-466-5160 or register online at www.sghs.com and click on the Calendar of Events.