Sunday, November 13, 2016

Great American Smoke-Out - this Thursday Nov 17

This public service notice is brought to you by our LEAD Student Group (Leadership Education the AntiDrug) in cooperation with CSSU Connecting Youth Program (CY)


Great American Smokeout Challenge
41st Annual Event ~ THURSDAY, November 17, 2016

Tobacco use is the single largest preventable cause of disease and premature death in the US. The Great American Smokeout (GASO) is a national event that challenges all smokers to quit smoking for 24 hours.  If past Smokeouts are any indication, as many as one-third of the nation's more than 45 million smokers could be taking the day off from smoking.  Join others across the nation and use this day to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day. By quitting — even for one day — smokers will be taking an important step towards a healthier life – one that can lead to reducing cancer risk. Check out http://802quits.org/ for tips, free resources, and support.

 The Vermont Quit Partners also offer:
  • Group cessation classes - a forum for peer support, encouragement, and goal setting.
  • Tools, such as distraction putty (to relieve stress and keep hands and minds busy) and pedometers (to track steps between cigarettes).
  •  Free nicotine replacement therapy - including gum, patches or lozenges
The Tobacco Treatment Specialists working as Quit Partners in our area can be contacted through the UVM Medical Center's Community Health Improvement Office at 802-847-2278  or CHITTS@vtmednet.org.  People can find a Quit Partner near them and learn about other ways to quit at802quits.org.

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