Miss America 2008 Kirsten Haglund Embarks on National Tour to Present Her New Mission: To Help People Quit Smoking

Wednesday, November 12, 2008 General News J E 4
National Smoke Out Day In New York November 20, 2008

NEW YORK, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- From November 18-20, Miss America 2008 Kirsten Haglund will be in New York City to promote National Smoke Out Day, which is November 20, and to promote her new cause of helping Americans get healthier and kick the smoking habit.

-- Kirsten will be at the corner of Broadway and 51st in New York's famed Times Square Thursday, November 20 from 11:30 to 1:30 for National Smokeout Day, giving out free Zerosmoke(TM) smoking cessation products to those people who want to stop smoking. -- Miss America 2008 Kirsten Haglund will be available for local and national TV appearances from November 18-20 to promote saving lives and urging smokers to quit the habit as she presents the stats on the smoking epidemic spreading across America. -- For any live audience shows that she is booked on, she will be giving out free Zerosmoke(TM) smoking cessation products to those who want to stop smoking or want their loved ones to quit. -- As part of her year of service, Miss America travels 20,000 miles per month across the country. By raising awareness of the dangers of smoking, and presenting all of the smoking cessation products available to help people stop smoking, Haglund's goal is to help save people's lives. -- Miss America will be appearing this fall in a national TV documentary, praising the town of Ecru, Mississippi, the first town in America to take the Zerosmoke(TM) Smoke Free Challenge. -- Art McMaster, President and CEO of the Miss America Organization states, "Having Miss America motivate Americans to say no to smoking and, ultimately, help educate Americans to lead healthier lives, is an important initiative for us in the pageant. We are very proud of this effort." -- The Miss America Organization is one of the nation's leading achievement programs, and the world's largest provider of scholarship assistance for young women. Last year, the Miss America Organization and its state and local organizations made available more than $45 million in cash and scholarship assistance. -- For more information, visit -- For Zerosmoke(TM) product information, visit or

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