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Long County signs discourage smoking
Long County Family Connection Executive Director William Miller, Long County Board of Health nurse supervisor Kathy Rowell and members of the Long County Commission hold anti-smoking signs that will be posted throughout the county. - photo by Photo by Mike Riddle
The Long County Commission recently received 20 signs designed to discourage children from smoking.
Long County Family Connection Executive Director William Miller and Long County Board of Health Nurse Supervisor Kathy Rowell presented the signs to the commissioners and said that each commissioner was receiving four signs to post throughout each of their districts.
According to Rowell, the funding for the signs came from a grant through the Center of Disease Control and was provided at no cost to the residents of Long County.
Rowell also said getting the message out about the dangers of smoking is very important in Long County because the county’s male population has a high rate of lung cancer.
 “We just want to put the word out to kids about the dangers of smoking, and we want people to know we have programs to help people stop smoking at the health department,” Rowell said.

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