Monday, November 17, 2014

When Quitting Is Cool: The Great American Smokeout

If ever there is a time when it's cool to be a quitter, The Great American Smokeout is it.

According to the American Cancer Society, smoking is responsible for nearly 1 in 5 American deaths--all preventable.  The Great American Smokeout (November 20th, 2014) is a great time for tobacco users in the TWU community and everywhere else to either quit or make a plan to quit, while friends and family members of smokers can learn how to be a good resource for their loved ones.  By quitting--even for one day--smokers take an important step toward a healthier life, one that can lead to a reduced risk of cancer. 

Our friends at Student Health Services (SHS), your campus healthcare provider and resource, will mark The Great American Smokeout on Wednesday, November 19th from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the 2nd floor of the Student Union.  All TWU students and staff and faculty members who want information about smoking/tobacco cessation--for themselves or someone else they care about--can get it by visiting the SHS table they will find there.  "Quit kits" will be handed out, and while supplies last tobacco non-users who make a pledge will receive a free t-shirt.  

For more information on being a quitter, like TWU Student Health Services on Facebook and follow @HealthyTWU on Twitter.

Join The Great American Smokeout--when quitting is cool.

~Sandy Cochran

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