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Coastal Health District teams up to knock tobacco out of the park
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The Coastal Health District, Savannah Sand Gnats and ENT Associates of Savannah are partnering for “Hit Tobacco Out of the Park Night” at Grayson Stadium on June 23.

The day will begin with the Coastal Health District Healthy Heart Home Run 5K Trot at 8 a.m. To register, go to and visit the Community/Special Events page and click on the 5K tab.

Packet pick-up will take place beginning at 10 a.m. on June 22 at Fleet Feet Sports at 3405 Waters Ave. On-site registration the day of the race will take place from 7-7:30 a.m. and the cost that day will be $30.

Proceeds will benefit the Chatham County Safety Net Planning Council.

ENT Associates of Savannah will provide free thyroid scans for throat cancer from 5-7 p.m. In addition, Coastal Health District representatives will provide information on the Georgia Quit Line, the availability of free nicotine patches and gum, and tobacco cessation classes.

Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death in the U.S. and in Georgia. The Coastal Health District is committed to preventing initiation of tobacco use and helping smokers to quit.

For more information, call Cristina Gibson at 484-1885 or e-mail