On November 19, USF Wellness Education, Student Health Services and the USF Area Health Education Center Tobacco Cessation program office will be observing the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout in the atrium of the USF Marshall Student Center from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Smokers will be encouraged to pledge to quit, even if for the day. The event will include information about free tobacco cessation resources, as well as give-a-ways.
“The Great American Smokeout offers a short, tangible goal that requires less of a formal commitment. It is more likely that a smoker will commit to quit for a day,” Alexa Bryant, staff assistant at the USF Area Health Education Center, said. “To successfully quit for the day can increase a smoker’s confidence in their own ability to make a more permanent commitment later.”