Great American Smokeout
The Great American Smokeout is a national day of celebration hosted by the American Cancer Society focused on encouraging smokers to use the date to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day. By doing so, smokers will be taking an important step towards a healthier life – one that can lead to reducing cancer risk.
Great American Smokeout Fall 2014:
WAVES provided quit kits and gave out free shirts to attendees on November 20th. This annual event is for members of the Mason community who want to quit smoking, those who are still deciding and the non-smokers who want to be supportive. Each table focuses on a stage of change and offers information for smokers and non-smokers alike. All are welcome!
Quitting is hard, but smokers can increase their chances of success with help. There are many resources on campus for Mason community members. To learn about the available tools, visit compass.gmu.edu, wellnessbymason.gmu.edu, shs.gmu.edu and The American Cancer Society. Additionally, The American Cancer Society has resources about the steps smokers can take to quit smoking and provide the resources and support that can increase their chances of quitting successfully.
Adapted from The American Cancer Society.
2014’s Great American Smokeout: