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Free lung screenings to study health effects of secondhand smoke

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Starting on June 1, a free CT lung scan screening program will begin in Mays Landing (near Atlantic City), for people significantly exposed to secondhand smoke. Individuals who meet the screening criteria will receive a free CT lung scan. Only 550 individuals will be screened this year at this location, starting with 50 people for the month of June.

The research study is designed to enhance the early detection and treatment of diseases related to secondhand smoke, including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, asthma, cardiovascular diseases, sinusitis, osteoporosis, and lung cancer. The screening is part of a global study on the health effects of secondhand smoke.

PLEASE TAKE ACTION: For more information on this screening, or at other locations, please contact GASP at 908-273-9368.