When U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin visited North Carolina on January 27th, our You’re the Cure youth advocates were ready to talk prevention with “America’s Doctor”. The Surgeon General, who was in the state to promote the National Prevention Strategy, participated in a town hall meeting with local health directors and teen tobacco use prevention advocates to discuss “What Will It Take to Keep Our Kids Tobacco Free.”

After the town hall, our youth advocates joined Dr. Benjamin and other health advocates for a statewide teleconference about the importance of continuing tobacco control programs and enhancing obesity prevention programs. The call was hosted by the NC Alliance for Health, a statewide coalition the AHA is proud to be a part of.