All Things Heart 11-16-23

Media Resources

Jill Chadwick

News Director

Office: (913) 588-5013

Cell: (913) 223-3974


More than 28 million American adults smoke cigarettes. The CDC reports smoking leads to disease and disability and harms nearly every organ of the body. The habit is not easy to quit. This month is the start of the Great American Smokeout. The goal is to encourage people to take back their lives from smoking and help them be successful. All Things Heart investigates the generational cycle of nicotine addiction and provides resources on how to quit. 



  • Tiffany McCurdy, Smoker
  • Dr. Kim Richter, Clinical Director, UKanQuit 
  • Stephanie Oxandale, NP, Lung Cancer Screening and Thoracic Surgery 
  • Dr. Shannon Hoos-Thompson, Cardiologist