Smoking is the single most common cause of preventable deaths. Each year, more than 430,000 people die as a result of a smoking-related disease. Yet, more than 50 million continue to smoke, including more than 3 million teens.
The Health & Wellness Center at the Lucile H. Bluford Branch is a partnership between The Kansas City Public Library, Truman Medical Centers, and the Health Sciences Institute of Metropolitan Community Colleges - Penn Valley. Funding for the project was made possible in part by a grant from the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City.