Nov. 17, 2003
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STOP-SMOKING CAMPAIGN TIMED TO GREAT AMERICAN
ROCK, Pa. – As the nation gears up for the Great American
Smokeout on Thursday [Nov. 20], Slippery Rock University has
launched a major smoking cessation campaign that will continue for
seven months. Components include stop-smoking kits, awareness
events and an education shelter.
Student volunteers will
staff a “smokers education shelter” near Bailey
Library. T-shirts, fliers, chalk signs and posters complete the
campaign, which also applies to smokeless
The College of Health,
Environment and Science teamed with the McLachlan Student Health
Center to reach:
Students moving through the University Union on their way to events
Students smoking on campus or standing with smokers;
Athletes using training areas and trainers who work with
Smokers congregating in areas outside buildings.
“Our goal it to map out a
method for quitting once and for all,” Dr. Jane Fulton, dean
of the college. “It’s not enough to stop for one day.
We must provide information on wellness, exercise and other factors
so that students can make healthy lifestyle choices. Slippery Rock
University is renowned for health and wellness education, so this
is a natural
The American Cancer Society
holds the Great American Smokeout every year to help smokers quit
cigarettes for at least one day, in hopes they will quit forever.
More people quit smoking on this day than any other day of the
year, according to the agency’s Web site.