Author Archives: Cheryl G. Healton, DrPH

Commentary: Smokers With Mental Illness Deserve Treatment

While extensive research exists on the effects of tobacco use in the general population, few studies focus on individuals with mental illnesses. Further research is needed to address tobacco cessation efforts in this underserved community, explains Legacy President and CEO Cheryl Healton …

Commentary: The Old Tobacco Industry Playbook and A Game That Two Can Play

As leaders in public health, it is our job to protect the consumer. Tobacco has been and remains the number one preventable cause of death for decades and we know this fight to save lives is a marathon, not a sprint, explains Legacy President and CEO Cheryl Healton. …

Commentary: I Will Survive: Preventative Care and Removing the Stigma of Lung Cancer

According to Legacy President and CEO Dr. Cheryl Healton, lung cancer -- the No. 1 cancer killer in our nation for men and women alike -- carries a lot of baggage beyond what is often a devastating diagnosis for the patient and their loved ones. …

Commentary: Do You Know What the No. 1 Littered Item in the United States is on Roads and Beaches?

In observance of Earth Day, Cheryl G. Healton, DrPH, explains how Legacy is working to raise awareness about the negative impact cigarette filters and discarded cigarette butts have on our environment. …