Two TCC campuses are sponsoring smoke-free events next week in observance of the Great American Smokeout. Northwest Campus Health Services starts the week with a Tobacco Awareness Program Monday, Nov. 16, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Health Educator Marianne Pierce, a former smoker, will share her personal smoke cessation experience in the Michael Saenz Conference Center, Room WACB 1123. Reservations are required and may be made by calling 817-515-7790.
At Northeast Campus, Phi Theta Kappa students will distribute Great American Smokeout literature and other information on quitting smoking along with replacement aids including lollipops, gum and straws Thursday, Nov. 16, from 9 a.m. to noon in the Technology and Arts Building (NTAB). Materials also will be distributed during the lunch hour from noon to 1 p.m. in the Student Center.
On Northwest Campus, a nurse will be in the Bookstore lobby from 10 a.m. to noon encouraging faculty, staff and students to give up smoking for one day. Everyone who gives up a cigarette package that is half full or more and provides a fact about the impact of smoking on smokers and those around them will be entered in a drawing for one of several $25 gift cards.
More information about the Great American Smokeout is available from the American Cancer Society.