It’s Lung Cancer Awareness Day, a reminder that 160-thousand Americans die from the disease each year. Tracey Breckenridge of the American Lung Association’s Iowa chapter says there’s nothing special planned to mark the occasion here — but there IS help available for smokers who want to quit in hopes of avoiding the disease.There are one-hundred-26 community coordinators throughout the state working on a Lung Association project called “TATU” — Teens Against Tobacco Use.Breckenridge says the teens go into elementary schools and spread the anti-smoking message — and the little kids are more receptive because it’s not an adult lecturing them about the evils of cigarettes.
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