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Media Advisory

For Immediate Release: September 7, 2010
Contact: Division of News & Electronic Media, Office of Communication
(404) 639-3286

CDC Press Conference on Vital Signs Report: Adult Smoking Prevalence and Secondhand Smoke


CDC will host a press briefing to discuss the new Vital Signs report on adult smoking prevalence and secondhand smoke.


  • Thomas R. Frieden, M.D., M.P.H., Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Terry Pechacek, Ph.D., Associate Director of Science, Office on Smoking and Health


Tuesday, September 7, 2010 at 1:30pm ET


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
1600 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
Tom Harkin Global Communications Center (Building 19), Press Room
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Parking is available in the Building 19 parking deck located on CDC Parkway. Media should arrive at the CDC no later than 1:00pm. Media must present photo ID for access.

Media who cannot attend in person can listen and ask questions by toll-free conference line. Please dial in a few minutes before the state of the conference.

Webcast Available

This press briefing will be broadcast live at We strongly encourage non-media to use this option for viewing.

  • Broadband:
  • Dial-up or slower connection:


* Please dial in 10 to 15 minutes before the start of the press conference.

  • Media: 888-795-0855
  • Non-Media: 800-779-8692
  • International: 1-517-308-9106
  • Passcode: CDC Media

Important Instructions: If you would like to ask a question during the call, press *1 on your touchtone phone. Press *2 to withdraw your question. You may queue up at any time. You will hear a tone to indicate your question is pending.

Broadcast Access

Call Crawford Communications Bookings at 1-800-243-1995 to make arrangements for broadcast feed.


A transcript of this press conference will be available following the briefing at the CDC media relations web site,


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