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Queen of the Valley Medical Center Presents Patrick Reynolds and "The Truth about Tobacco"


(Napa, CA) – One out of three people worldwide is addicted to tobacco. Heart disease, lung cancer, emphysema and other illnesses will kill 500 million smokers in coming decades. Nearly 50% of all smokers will die from their addiction. And, unfortunately, most tobacco victims started smoking while very young.

November is national Lung Cancer Awareness Month. On November 16th, Queen of the Valley Medical Center will bring Mr. Patrick Reynolds, grandson of cigarette company founder R.J. Reynolds, to the Marriott Hotel & Spa in Napa to offer his very personal and insightful perspectives on the impact of the tobacco industry on our children and our society. He will also offer tips on how to make sure your children or other family members don’t become victims of tobacco. Topics Mr. Reynolds will address include:

  • Frightening impacts of smoking on young and adult addicts
  • Undue influence of the tobacco industry on your children…and elected officials
  • How you can help in the struggle to regulate the tobacco industry
  • FDA’s continuing battle to regulate the tobacco industry
  • Impact of State and Federal tobacco tax increases on consumers and the tobacco industry

When: November 16, 2010, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Where: Marriott Hotel & Spa –3425 Solano Avenue, Napa (hors d’oeuvres will be served)

Mr. Reynolds will also visit Calistoga Junior-Senior High School, on November 17th, from 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m., to share his compelling message about the dangers smoking with hundreds of students.

Patrick Reynolds’ father, his oldest brother and other members of his family were killed by cigarette-induced emphysema and lung cancer. In 1986, he began to speak against the industry his family helped build.

Reynolds’ has been featured in Time, Newsweek, AP, and UPI and appeared on NBC's Tom Brokaw, CBS' Dan Rather, ABC World News, CNN Headline News, Oprah, The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, Larry King, and ABC's Nightline.

To register for the FREE event November 16th call 1-877-QUEENLINE (1-877-783-3654).

November 16, 2010
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
(5:30 reception with hors d’oeuvres, talks will run from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.)

Napa Valley Hotel & Spa
3425 Solano Avenue, Napa

About Queen of the Valley Medical Center
Queen of the Valley Medical Center is a 191-bed, acute-care facility founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange. The Queen is the largest health care facility and one of the largest employers in Napa County. Services provided include: a Regional Heart Center, a Regional Orthopedic Center, a Cancer Center approved with commendations by the American College of Surgeons, a Women’s Center, maternity and infant care, inpatient and outpatient minimally invasive surgery, occupational health, and full-service emergency department, among many other specialty services. More information about Queen of the Valley Medical Center can be found at

Queen of the Valley Medical Center was founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange. Its mission is to extend the healing ministry of Jesus in the tradition of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange by continually improving the health and quality of life of people in the communities we serve.

For a free physician referral call 1-877-QUEEN LINE (1-877-783-3654) or visit

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