Oxygen Takes on Smoking

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Oxygen Media said Monday that it has teamed up with the Academy for
Educational Development to encourage young women to avoid the dangers of
smoking.

Oxygen will offer content called 'Women and Smoking: Seven Deadly Myths' on
the cable network and its Web site, www.thriveonline.oxygen.com.

Model Christy Turlington, an ex-smoker, was enlisted to headline the
program.

'This is a very personal issue to me, having lost my father to lung cancer,'
Turlington said in a press release. 'I hope that by showing the toll smoking
takes on women and the people they love, this video encourages women to quit
smoking or to never start.'

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