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As they have for the past three years, members of the Nightingales, an antitobacco nursing advocacy group, attended the corporate shareholder meetings of the major tobacco companies to protest the marketing of tobacco products and bring attention to the illnesses they cause. Pictured here on April 26 at Altria/Philip Morris's meeting in East Hanover, New Jersey, are (from left) Kelly Schmidt, Liana Hain, Carol McGruder, Jill Jarvie, Bill Randall, Ruth Malone, Terese Doan Nguyen, and Patricia Bax.

Figure. Courtesy of ... - Click to enlarge in new windowFigure. Courtesy of Ruth Malone.

Nightingales members also spoke out at the shareholder meetings of Reynolds American in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and General Electric (GE) in New York City, where they asked that, as the parent company of Universal Pictures, GE remove depictions of smoking from films geared toward children. For more information about the Nightingales, go to