Dr. Donald Van Etten
, who is a retired surgeaon and a state representative, will enlighten us with facts and figures through a talk titled, "The Toll of Tobacco on South Dakota."Dr. Van Etten served as a general surgeon at the Same Day Surgery Center until his retirement in March of 1999.He held the position of chairman of the board throughout his tenure and even beyond retirement unitl 2001.
Currently the doctor is the state representative from District No. 33.In the House, he serves as chairman of the Health and Human Resources Committee.Becausee he also serves on the Taxation Committee, he will bring a wealth of knowledte on the subject of what tobacco usage has done to our people and the huge economic drain it is to our state.