Great American Smokeout encourages tobacco users to quit
For more than 35 years, the American Cancer Society has encouraged smokers across the nation to smoke less or stop smoking on the third Thursday of November as part of the Great American Smokeout.
Members of the Salve Regina community can test their lung age, sign up for a patch evaluation and receive information on quitting smoking from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21 in the Miley Hall lobby during the Great American Smokeout, which is sponsored by Health Services.
Health Services is also encouraging students to complete an anonymous survey about their tobacco usage. The survey will allow Health Services to evaluate how many students use tobacco products and how many would be interested in smoking cessation programs.
Click here to complete the survey. Students who complete the survey in Miley during the Great American Smokeout will be entered into a raffle.
Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the U.S., yet about 43.8 million Americans still smoke cigarettes – nearly one in every five adults. As of 2010, there were also 13.2 million cigar smokers in the U.S., and 2.2 million who smoke tobacco in pipes.