Smokeless women's magazines

Pointing out that lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among women, the American Public Health Association (APHA) is asking the nation's top women's magazines to stop accepting cigarette ads.

At a June 9 news conference, the APHA released a letter signed by AAP Executive Director James E. Strain, M.D., and the leaders of more than 40 other organizations encouraging the magazine editors to regularly inform their readers about the health hazards of smoking, offer tips for quitting and "wean" their publications from cigarette accounts.

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