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Posted: Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Great American Smokeout 2022

Join Weigel Health Promotion for a series of events to leading up to this year's Great American Smokeout on Thursday, November 17. Created by the American Cancer Society and supported across the nation to encourage tobacco users to become empowered and face their addiction, the Great American Smokeout is observed the third Thursday of November each year.

New this year: Student Affairs is co-sponsoring Quit Cold Turkey Coupons. Bring your cigarettes, vapes, juice, nicotine gum, chew, snuff, or other smoking or vaping paraphernalia to one of our health ambassadors at a tabling or other event and receive a coupon toward a Subway sandwich in Retail Dining. You must surrender some form of smoking or vaping product (it cannot be empty). Available while supplies last. 

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Do Your Part: Campus Clean Sweep
Thursday, November 10
3:00–4:00 p.m.

Volunteers will meet at 2:45 p.m. in the Weigel Wellness Center vestibule: Do Your Part and join the health ambassadors by participating in a sweep of the campus picking up cigarette butts, e-cigs, and other tobacco and vaping paraphernalia. The debris will be gathered and weighed. We will display the items collected on the Weigel Health Promotion table in the Student Union during tabling with a contest to guess the weight of the items collected. Make a guess on our Instagram page or text your guess to (716) 992-7077. We will announce the weight and the winner on Friday, November 18.

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BOW Lounge Activities, Trivia, and Tabling
Tuesday, November 15
11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Campbell Student Union lower lobby

The BOW Lounge health promotion table will have activities and trivia questions about tobacco, vaping, and marijuana products. We will also host guests from Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Institute and a therapy dog. Roswell will have a table with information about smoking and vaping and what do if you decide to quit. Fill out a card saying why or who you would quit for. These cards will be hung in the Health Promotion office and shared on social media.

Wednesday, November 16
11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Campbell Student Union lower lobby

Weigel Health promotion will be tabling in the lobby with information about smoking. We will also have a foam dart board and trivia questions surrounding smoking and tobacco products.

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Great American Smokeout Information and Activities
Thursday, November 17
11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Campbell Student Union lobby

Guess the weight from the Clean Sweep. The winner will be announced on Friday. We will have the foam dart board and trivia questions about tobacco products. If you answer questions correctly, you can win a prize.

Chartwells will also be cooking some delicious smoked foods to support awareness.

Learn how to talk about the campus Tobacco-Free Policy and how to do your part to educate others about the information and resources available.

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Follow us on social media for additional information, events, contests, and more.

Please contact Paula Madrigal, assistant director of prevention and health promotions, with questions.

Follow us on social media for updates or cancellations:
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Follow us on Twitter (@BSCHealthPromo)
Watch us on YouTube (BSCHealthPromotions)
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Submitted by: Paula A. Madrigal
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