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Local doctor named to advisory board

February 24, 2003

Albany-- Dr. Mark McCollough is a Radiation Oncologist who treats cancer patients everyday. He will work on the 41-member board created by the Georgia Division of Public Health.

Their goal is to work with other doctors and community organizations to cut tobacco use. "Medicaid and what not is a tremendous drain on the state economy," said Dr. McCollough. "And much of that is due to tobacco usage. And if you could cut that out, or decrease it, it will boost the economy just because we won't be paying all these extra health care dollars for tobacco related disease."

Dr. McCollough says efforts to cut tobacco use are showing progress, as more smokers are quitting than in past decades.

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