GCS Physician Dr. Aaron Alizadeh Featured on Fox 5 to Address New Warning Labels on Cigarette Packages, Surgeon General Report on Tobacco

Friday, December 10th, 2010

FOX 5 ATLANTADr. Aaron Alizadeh was featured on Atlanta’s Fox 5 news live on Thursday, December 9, to discuss the potential changes to cigarette packaging as well as a recent study about the impact of a single puff of cigarette smoke.

In an effort to discourage Americans from smoking, the FDA has proposed placing graphic images of the effects of tobacco on cigarette packaging, something that Dr. Alizadeh hopes will be effective in reducing the number of smokers in the country. 

Additionally, the surgeon general recently released a warning that just one puff of cigarette smoke can trigger the body to have a heart attack as well as increase the chance of blood clots.

Click here to watch the video: http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/dpp/health/warning-no-level-of-smoking-is-safe-20101209-es

Dr. Alizadeh, who lists medical oncology, hematology, and cancer genetics among his special interests, offers comprehensive cancer care at the GCS-Stemmer office in Decatur (2712 Lawrenceville Highway; 770-496-5555).

Georgia Cancer Specialists is a Top 10 private cancer practice in the U.S. and a leader in advanced cancer treatment and research. The practice supports more than 200,000 patient visits each year. GCS offers community-based medical oncology and hematology services and is the first private oncology practice to also provide a full range of support services for patients in Georgia, including nutritional counseling, pain management, wellness counseling, and home health coordination. The GCS research department, whose focus is bringing targeted cancer therapy to communities, is the first in Georgia to offer Phase I clinical trials, the most novel cancer therapies available. GCS has 29 offices, 44 physicians, and more than 500 support staff members located in Metro Atlanta, North and Central Georgia, Southeast Tennessee, and Southwest North Carolina. Georgia Cancer Specialists can be found on the web at www.gacancer.com. GCS is The Cancer Answer.

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