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Athens News Matters: College of Pharmacy Program Aims to Lower Smoking

The Centers for Disease Control says that, in 2017, about 14% of Americans smoked, including about 10% of college aged students. Those numbers are declining, but public health professionals are working to shrink them even further.

Alexia Ridley speaks with Kay Brooks, a director of the Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experiences program at the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy, about tobacco cessation efforts at UGA.

Alexia Ridley joined WUGA as Television and Radio News Anchor and Reporter in 2013. When WUGA TV concluded operations, she became the primary Reporter for WUGA Radio. Alexia came to Athens from Macon where she served as the News Director and show host for WGXA TV. She's a career journalist and Savannah native hailing from the University of Michigan. However, Alexia considers herself an honorary UGA DAWG!
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