Assistance for ‘smokeout’ available

Published November 8, 2012

The Great American Smokeout is Nov. 15, and Wellness Education Services has planned some events to help members of the UB community who are ready to quit the habit.

The special events start on Nov. 13 with information tables featuring smoking-cessation information and free nicotine patches, gum and lozenges set up in the food court of the Ellicott Complex, North Campus, from noon to 2 p.m. and on the first floor of Goodyear Hall, South Campus, from 5-7 p.m.

A Great American Smokeout Quit Smoking Workshop will be held from 4-5 p.m. Nov. 14 in 250 Student Union, North Campus. Meet other faculty, staff and students who plan to quit smoking on the Great American Smokeout.

On “smokeout” day, free nicotine-replacement medications, quitting tips, games, snacks and more will be available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in 145 Student Union.

The American Cancer Society sponsors the Great American Smokeout every November to stop the use of tobacco and raise awareness about the dangers of smoking and the many effective ways available to quit smoking.

After the smokeout, Wellness Education Services will continue to offer support to those quitting the habit at its weekly Quit Smoking Drop-in Clinics from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays in 114 Student Union.

All services are free of charge.