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Miss America 2008 Kirsten Haglund Embarks on National Tour to Present Her New Mission: To Help People Quit Smoking
Date:11/3/2008

NATIONAL SMOKE OUT WEEK

SOUTH FLORIDA NOVEMBER 20, 2008

JUPITER, Fla., Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- From November 15 -17, Miss America 2008 Kirsten Haglund will be in the Sunshine State to promote National Smoke Out Day, November 20, and to promote her new cause of helping Americans get healthier and kick the smoking habit.

-- MISS AMERICA 2008 KIRSTEN HAGLUND, WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR TELEVISION AND

NEWSPAPER INTERVIEWS FROM NOVEMBER 15-17 TO PROMOTE SAVING LIVES, AND

URGING SMOKERS TO QUIT THE HABIT, AS SHE TRAVELS ACROSS THE COUNTRY ON

HER NATIONAL TOUR AND PRESENTS THE STATS ON THE SMOKING EPIDEMIC

SPREADING ACROSS AMERICA.

-- 1 in 5 American's will die from smoking related illness.

-- The savings for an average smoker of 1 pack per day is over $1000.00 per

year if they quit!

-- As part of her year of service, Miss America travels 20,000 miles per

month across the country. By raising awareness of the dangers of

smoking, and presenting all of the smoking cessation products available

to help people stop smoking, Haglund's goal is to help save

people's lives.

-- Miss America will be appearing this fall in a national TV documentary,

praising the town of Ecru, Mississippi, the first town in America to

take the Zerosmoke(TM) Smoke Free Challenge.

The Miss America Organization is one of the nation's leading achievement programs, and the world's largest provider of scholarship assistance for young women. Last year, the Miss America Organization and its state and local organizations made available more than $45 million in cash and scholarship assistance.

For more information, visit http://www.missamerica.org.


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