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Washington Adventist Hospital Doctor Interviewed on Radio

By Celeste Ryan Blyden

Alfred Munzer, MD (left), medical director of Pulmonary Medicine at Washington Adventist Hospital and former president of the American Lung Association, appeared on Washington, D.C., radio station WTOP yesterday to discuss the federal government's plans for larger, graphic warning labels on cigarette packages. Dr. Munzer addressed the effectiveness of the proposed warning labels in getting people to stop smoking and their current use in foreign countries.

“Dr. Munzer's appearance not only helps promote our hospital's pulmonary services, but also the Adventist dedication to educating community members about living tobacco free,” says William G. “Bill” Robertson, president and CEO of the Takoma Park, Md., hospital’s parent company Adventist HealthCare.

Robertson shared that Dr. Munzer, a well-respected advocate in the fight against tobacco both in the United States and globally, will also participate in a meeting of the governing body of the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control next week in Uruguay.

“The meeting represents a milestone for the promotion of public health and international health cooperation,” he added.